Bangladesh Forces and Arakan Army Clash at Indo-Bangala Border
Rangamati – At least one person was killed and two others injured in a gun-battle between Bangladeshi joint forces and a Myanmar separatist organisation in a remote jungle of the hills, police said Sunday.
A local member of Village Defence Party, a voluntary security force at the locality, was gunned down on the scene at Bilaichhari, police officer Mohammad Shahidullah said.
Troopers of Ansar and paramilitary Border Guard Bangladesh sustained bullet wounds during the battle erupted on the border of Indian State of Mizoram, he added.
Bangladeshi forces encountered the insurgent group called Arakan Army, a top leader of which was arrested only three days ago in Rangamati.
The deceased was identified as Mesong.
Sources in the paramilitary Border Guard Bangladesh said that a joint team was in search of a tourist team thought to have been abducted by the insurgent groups in the remote hills on September 4.
As soon as the insurgents sensed presence of the Bangladeshi troopers, they fired guns on them, and the security forces retaliated with bullets.