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DGFI officer shot dead during anti-drugs drive at Tombru border: ISPR

15 November 2022
DGFI officer shot dead during anti-drugs drive at Tombru border: ISPR

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UNB, Dhaka :

An officer of Directorate General of Forces Intelligence (DGFI) was shot dead and a Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) personnel was wounded while conducting a drive against drug smugglers at Tombru border in Bandarban on Monday night.

ISPR confirmed the information through a press release early today.

Gunshots were exchanged between the drug smugglers and the joint team of Rab and DGFI at the Tombru border with Myanmar, under Ghumdhum union, which left the DGFI personnel dead and a Rab member injured, the press release said.

ISPR, however, did not reveal the names of the DGFI and Rab personnel yet.

Meanwhile, Sub-inspector Ripon Chowdhury, appointed at Cox’s Bazar Sadar Hospital, told the UNB correspondent that a Rab member was brought to the hospital around 10 pm with critical injury after being shot at the border during a drive.

Assistant Sub-inspector of Naikhongchhari police station Joydeb said they were informed about firing at Konarpara area near the border but don’t have information about who was involved.

Some locals claimed Myanmar insurgent group Al Yaqin members shot at a team of Rab-15 members at zero point of the border around 7 pm last night while they were conducting a drive.

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