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ISPR: 9 more KNF members arrested in Bandarban

Nine weapons and ammunition recovered in the ongoing joint operation

Update : 17 Apr 2024, 09:53 AM

In response to the recent bank robbery, abduction and criminal activities in Bandarban, the ongoing joint operation led by Bangladesh Army arrested nine more members of militant group Kuki-Chin National Front (KNF) from a remote hilly area under Ruma upazila on Tuesday.
A media release of Inter Services Public Relation Directorate (ISPR) confirmed the matter saying the KNF members were also arrested with arms and ammunition during the drive.

They also seized nine weapons and ammunition in the ongoing joint operation.

On April 2, the separatist group kidnapped Bandarban’s Ruma upazila branch Sonali Bank manager Md Nezam Uddin and tried to loot Tk1.5 crore from the vault of the branch. But they were unable to take the money.

They also carried out robberies at Sonali Bank and Krishi Bank branches in Thanchi upazila of Bandarban on the following day.

Later, the Home minister and senior officials of the home ministry, security forces and administration visited the area.

So far,nine cases have been filed with Ruma and Thanchi police stations.

Besides, over 62 people, including the chief coordinator of the group, have been arrested by the joint forces.

They were later sent to jail in the cases. 

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