The gang abducted the fishermen Friday morning while they were fishing in the river
Bangladesh Coast Guard (BCG) on Friday rescued 18 abducted fishermen from Nalian area in the Sundarbans under Koyra upazila of Khulna.
Four teams of the BCG launched a drives in the area after receiving information that the fishermen were abducted, said BCG Operation Officer Lt Abdullah Al Mahmud.
Sensing the presence of the BCG teams, the bandits fled the spot, leaving behind the victims, he said, adding that they rescued them along with 11 trawlers.
The gang abducted the fishermen in the morning while they were fishing in the area, Mahmud said.