Tue 30 Aug 2005
Filed under: Guns,News
August 29: Bangladesh troops seized thousands of rounds of ammunition on Monday in a forest near the country’s border with Myanmar in the latest of a series of weapons and ammunition hauls, security officials said.
“Some 15,000 ammunition rounds of AK-47 rifles were busted during an ongoing raid to flush out clandestine militants,” a security official said.
The troops also recovered 32 German-made pistols on Saturday. A fortnight ago soldiers seized a U.S.-made M-16 rifle, a British light machinegun and hundreds of rounds of ammunition following a gunbattle with militants in the same forest, 450 km (281 miles) southeast of the capital Dhaka.
Security officials say the militants are rebels from Myanmar hiding along the border.
Bangladesh and Myanmar share a 320-km (200-mile) border.