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Baghaichhari gun attack death toll rises to 8

  • Published at 04:21 pm April 9th, 2019
Recovered arms and ammunition after the reported gunfight between a terrorist group and RAB in Naikhangchari upazila, Bandarban, on Wednesday on April 3, 2019 Dhaka Tribune

The deceased was a polling agent conducting upazila elections

A polling officer, injured in a March 18 gun attack in Baghaichhari Upazila, has died at Dhaka's Combined Military Hospital.

Officer-in-Charge (OC) of Baghachhari Police Station MA Mozur said:"The death toll rose to eight after Niru Bikash Chakma, office assistant of Baghaichhari High School, succumbed to his injuries around 11:15pm on Monday."

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Niru was initially taken to Chittagong Medical College Hospital and then shifted to the Combined Military Hospital, Dhaka (CMH) after his condition worsened.

Seven people were killed, and 24 wounded, after a motorcade of election officials and law enforcement was attacked by gunmen.

The officials were returning from three centres in Sajek after voting in the second phase of upazila election.