Rab member suffers bullet injury

An officer of the 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 the Tombru border in Bandarban on Monday (November 14, 2022) night.

ISPR confirmed the information through a press release early today (November 15, 2022).

Gunshots were exchanged between the drug smugglers and the joint team of Rab and DGFI at the Tombru border with Myanmar, under the 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 Bandarban's Tombru border around 7 pm last night while they were conducting a drive.

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