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Two Rohingyas killed in gunfight in Cox’s Bazar

  • Published at 05:25 pm January 6th, 2020
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During the gunfight BGB recovered 20,000 yaba pills, one local handmade pistol, two bullets and an ID card of UNHCR

Two Rohingyas were killed in a gunfight at Ukhiya upazila of Cox's Bazar district in Chittagong on Monday. 

The gunfight between the Bangladesh Border Guard (BGB) started early in the morning at Ukhiya, on Palong Khali union’s east Farirbil border. During the gunfight BGB recovered 20,000 yaba pills, one local handmade pistol, two bullets and an ID card of UNHCR.   

The deceased were identified as Mohammad Ismail (28) and Mohammad Helal Uddin (20) from the Rohingya camp -22.  During the shootout, one BGB man was also injured and was later taken for treatment to the Ukhiya Health Complex. 

BGB Cox's Bazar 34 Commanding Officer Lt Col Ali Haider Azad Ahmed confirmed the matter to Dhaka Tribune. In his statement he said: “The BGB got a tip off that a huge amount of yaba pills was about to enter Bangladesh through the Farirbil border.”

“Early in the morning yesterday, some people from Myanmar (allegedly drug carriers) were entering Bangladesh. Seeing the BGB personnel, the drug carriers started firing. In retaliation, the BGB also started firing at the drug carriers. Facing a barrage of bullets from the BGB, the drug carriers fled the scene. Two of the drug carriers got injured during the shootouts (who were later identified as Rohingyas from camp 22). They were taken to Ukhiya Health Complex, where the on duty doctors pronounced them dead,” Azad added.