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17 Bangladeshis held on Myanmar maritime border

News Desk : risingbd.com
Publish on: 2019-12-06 4:47:33 PM     ||     Updated: 2019-12-07 8:51:37 AM

Myanmar coast guard nabbed 17 Bangladeshi fishermen as their boat entered the country’s maritime territory after disturbing its engine.

Miraz Ahmed, Media cell official of Bangladesh Coast Guard, confirmed the news on Friday.

He said, “They were held on Thursday night. We are trying to rescue them. We have already talked to Myanmar coast guard over issue.”

He, however, could not tell when they could be handed over.