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Myanmar-Bangladesh border incident ends peacefully

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Myanmar-Bangladesh border incident ends peacefully

YANGON, June 2 (Xinhua) -- The border incident between Myanmar and Bangladesh over the past week has ended peacefully following Myanmar's handover of the dead body of a missing member of the Bangladesh border patrol team in the weekend, state media reported Monday.

According to the New Light of Myanmar, the Border Guard of Bangladesh identified the dead body as their man, expressing their understanding of the incident and appreciating Myanmar's help with the return of the body.

On May 28, a Myanmar border security squad clashed with two suspected Rohingya Solidarity Organization (RSO) insurgents who entered into the Myanmar territory within 80 feet from the Myanmar- Bangladesh border fence in Maungtaw, western Rakhine state, killing one and seizing a gun and some ammunition.

The next day, Bangladesh demanded the handover of a missing patrol team member if captured or the return of his remains if killed.

The Myanmar side replied that a body in yellow camouflage uniform was found on its territory and promised to return the body if it was their missing patrol team member.

The Bangladesh side later identified the dead as truly a member of their patrol team who went missing in launching offensive against RSO insurgents.

The two sides vowed to coordinate on the continuity of relations, trust and friendship between the two countries and on measures to ensure that insurgent groups cannot be stationed on the border and non-repetition of unwanted border problems.

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