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Army personnel killed in firing range blast in Bandarban

  • Published at 06:30 pm May 17th, 2019
Member of the army who was killed in firing range blast in Bandarban Dhaka Tribune

Eleven others were also injured in the incident

A member of the army have been killed in blast in at a firing range in Bandarban.

The deceased is Jahedul Islam, 28.

Bandarban Superintendent of Police Zakir Majumdar confirmed the news to Dhaka Tribune.

Eleven others injured were flown to the Combined Military Hospital (CMH) in Dhaka for treatment.

The incident occurred around 11am on Friday, according to the police.

The blast occurred when the army members came across an abandoned bomb at a firing range in the Amtoli area of Sualok union in Bandarban Sadar upazila.

The injured are all members of the Comilla Cantonment 16 Para Battalion.

Firing practice was supposed to be held in the area on Saturday. The army members were cleaning the area for the event when the abandoned bomb went off.

Md Shahin Mia, a policeman working at the Baitul Izzat Training Center—operated by Border Guards Bangladesh (BGB)—said: “They were initially brought to the Baitul Izzat Training Center for medical treatment and later sent to Dhaka CMH.”

The army is currently guarding the Amtoli area, where the blast suddenly went off.