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Bangladeshi fisherman killed in Myanmar BGP firing

A Bangladeshi fisherman was killed and another injured in firing by Border Guard Police (BGP) of Myanmar while fishing in Naf River at Teknaf upazila early on Thursday (Oct 31).

The deceased was identified as Noor Mohammad, son of deceased Siddique Ahmed of Purbo Maheshkhaliya para of Kharangkhali.

Injured Abul Kalam is the son of Bokter Ahmed of the same area.

While fishing in the Naf River along the Jhimangkhali border in the upazila like everyday, a team of BGP troops opened fire on the Bangladeshi fishermen, local fishermen alleged.

Confirming the matter, Lieutenant Colonel Faisal Hassan Khan, commander of the Teknaf-2 Border Guard Battalion, told Banglanews that inquiries were being made about the incident.

Details will be disclosed later, the BGB official added.


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