Two Rohingyas killed in Cox’s Bazar gunfight: BGB

Two Rohingyas killed in Cox’s Bazar gunfight: BGB
Two Rohingyas killed in Cox’s Bazar gunfight: BGBProthom Alo illustration

Two Rohigyas were killed in what the Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) said a gunfight with its members in Chhurikhal area of Teknaf, Cox's Bazar on Friday night, reports UNB.

The deceased were identified as Md Ferdous, 30, and Md Abdus Samad, 35, residents of no. 1 Balukhali Rohinga camp in Ukhia.

BGB claimed the deceased were yaba traders.

Being tipped of that a big consignment of yaba will be smuggled into the country, a team of BGB under Leda BOP took position near the Naf river, UNB quoted a press release as saying.

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When, a gang of drug traders entered Bangladesh swimming the river, the team challenged them.

After the team approached the gang, they opened fire on the BGB members, forcing them to fire back that triggered the skirmish, according to BGB.

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After the gunfight, the two suspected yaba traders were found bullet-hit. Later, they were rushed to Teknaf Upazila Health Complex where physicians declared them dead, said the law enforcement.

Three BGB members also reportedly sustained injuries in the gunfight.

The BGB team also recovered 210,000 yabas from the spot.