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Rohingya man killed in landmine blast in Bandarban

  • Published at 04:47 pm September 23rd, 2019

The deceased was a resident of Kutupalong D1 camp

A Rohingya man has been killed in a landmine blast at Baishfari border area of Bandarban.

The incident took place at the border area under Ghumdum union in Naikhongchhariupazila in the early hours of Monday.

The deceased was identified as Abdul Majid, 32, son of Abdul Malek, a resident of Rohingya Kutupalong Camp D1.

According to police, the locals heard a loud noise in the early hours of Monday. They later informed Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) and police, who after searching the area, found the man’s body in the afternoon.

Confirmed the matter, Ghumdum Investigation Centre In-Charge Emon Chowdhury said the deceased’s body will be sent to Bandarban Sadar Hospital morgue.

On September 3, another Rohingya youth was killed in a landmine blast at the same Ghumndum border area.

Rohingyas usually use these border routes to smuggle illegal goods into Bangladesh.

It is to be noted that Myanmar’s border security is blamed for placing these mines in the areas.