2 Rohingya ‘drug traders’ killed in ‘gunfight’ with BGB in Bandarban

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Two Rohingya drug traders were killed in a gunfight with members of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) in Ghumdhum bordering area of Naikhangchhari upazila under Bandarban district early today, according to BGB.

The deceased were identified as Mohammad Zobair and Dil Mohammad of Kutupalong Rohingya camp.

Tipped off, a team of BGB-34 conducted a drive at Garjanbania Chakmapara and challenged a group of Yaba traders around 4:00am, said Year Hossain, assistant director of BGB-34 Battalion.

At one stage, the drug traders opened fire on the BGB men, forcing them to fire back in self-defence, he said.

The criminals managed to flee the scene.

Later, the BGB men found two people with bullet wounds and took them to Sadar Hospital where doctors declared them dead, the BGB official said.

Two BGB men also injured during the incident, he added.

The BGB team also recovered one lakh yaba pills, two guns, four cartridges and two shells of bullets from the spot.

A case was filed in this connection.