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Rohingya refugee among 2 killed in Teknaf ‘gunfight’

  • Published at 11:23 am July 24th, 2019
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BGB also recovered 100,000 yaba pills from the spot

Two youths, including a Rohingya refugee, have been killed in a “gunfight” with members of the Border Guards Bangladesh (BGB) in Teknaf upazila of Cox’s Bazar district.

The “gunfight” took place near Leda Rohingya Camp in early hours of Wednesday.

BGB also recovered 100,000 pieces of yaba pills, two locally made light guns (LG) and three cartridges from the spot.

The deceased are Mohammad Kamal, 22, a refugee staying at No 11 Rohingya camp at Ukhiya’s Balukhali, and Mohammad Habibur Rahman, 23, a resident of Nayapara area of Howaikeng union in Teknaf. 

BGB Teknaf 2 Commanding Officer Lt Col Mohammad Faisal Hasan Khan said: “Acting on a tip off, a BGB patrol team confronted a group of drug smugglers when they were trying to enter the Lega refugee camp by crossing a nearby canal. 

“Soon, a gunfight erupted between the smugglers and BGB men. Later, two smugglers were shot while their associates fled the scene.” 

He said: “The injured were first taken to Teknaf Health Complex, and then transferred to Cox’s Bazar Sadar Hospital for better treatment. The two died on their way to the hospital,” he added.

The bodies have been kept at the hospital’s mortuary for autopsy.

Meanwhile, three BGB members were also injured in the incident.