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Three killed in Rangamati gunfight

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 23 March, 2022 12:00 AM
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At least three people were killed and two others injured in a gunfight between two armed groups at Paindangpara in Rajsthali upazila of Rangamati on Tuesday.

Police and locals said a group of 7-8 Mugh Party members were going to Kechipara after a regular patrol on Gaindya Union in the morning.

When the patrol team reached Balumura area, another armed group fired at them randomly.

 The two groups fired bullets for nearly 30 minutes. Later, local people found three bodies lying on the spot. Two others were injured in the gun battle.

They said all the three deceased were members of Mugh Party. However, their names could not be ascertained as locals could not identify them.

 Additional Superintendent of Police Abu Saleh said, "I heard news that three people were being killed in the shelling in Gaindya Union.”

 “We are trying to know the details. As it is a remote area, I have not been able to go there yet due to security reasons.”

Before the 2018 general election, a section of the Arakan Liberation Party, an armed group in Myanmar, emerged as Mugh Party in Bandarban.

Locals said the members of the group were locked in a number of clashes in the recent past.

The gang is believed to have a stronghold in Rajsthali of Rangamati.