Six killed as rival groups locked in gunfight in Bandarban
July 7th, 2020 at 1:26 pm
Six killed as rival groups locked in gunfight in Bandarban

Staff Correspondent :

Dhaka – At least six persons have been killed in a gunfight between rival groups in south-eastern Bangladesh, police said on Tuesday.

The gun battle occurred in Bandarban hill district the morning between feuding groups of Parbatya Chattogram Jana Sanghati Samiti (PCJSS), a local political group in the Chittagong Hill Tracts, leaving six of them dead on the spot, located more than 300 kilometers south-east of the capital Dhaka.   

Office Mobasser Hossain said three other people were injured during the gunfight.

Police launched an investigation into the incident, he said,

PCJSS is a political organization based in Chittagong Hill Tracts, which was once battered by bush war for more than two decades. The organization fought for self-determination for more than 13 ethnic groups in the hilly terrain, more than one-tenth of Bangladesh’s land mass, until a peace deal was signed with the government in 1997.

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