Security forces in southeastern Bangladesh have detained at least 10 Burmese nationals for suspected involvement in the kidnaping of two people.
Police say the men had no valid travel documents and they suspect them of having a link with the abductors.
A Bangladeshi employee of the Danish International Development Agency or Danida and his driver were kidnapped Monday near the town of Thanchi. The driver was later released, but police are still searching for the other man.
News reports from the region say a Burmese rebel group the People's Party of Arakan has claimed responsibility for the kidnappings, although the claim could not be independently verified.
Various rebels groups have been active in southeastern Bangladesh for decades. The majority of the rebels signed a peace agreement in 1997, but those opposed to the deal continue to fight in the region.
Information for this report is provided by Reuters.