Wednesday, July 30, 2014   

Four Bangladeshis killed in Burma as gas row escalates
(11-03 17:12)

Four Bangladeshi woodcutters were shot dead after trespassing into neighboring Burma, a security official said, amid an escalating row over gas and oil between the two nations.

Bangladesh border security force commanding officer Colonel Naim said the woodcutters' mutilated bodies had been found late Sunday by relatives two kilometers inside Burma at the foot of a hilly pass.

The two countries share a 90-kilometer unfenced border along hilly and porous terrain.

Naim said the bodies were badly disfigured and officials in Bangladesh would be contacting border forces in Burma as part of their investigation into the killings.

On Saturday, Bangladesh accused Burma of exploring for gas in disputed waters of the Bay of Bengal.

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