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12:00 AM, November 24, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 08:55 AM, November 24, 2019

13 RPGs found in Satchhari forest

A joint team of Rapid Action Battalion and Bangladesh Army yesterday recovered 13 rocket-propelled grenades, along with some other explosives, from Satchhari forest in Habiganj’s Chunarughat upazila. 

The ammunition and explosives were found buried in the deep forest, said Lt Colonel Mahbubul Alam, commanding officer of Chattogram-based RAB-7.

Being tipped off about the cache on Thursday, the Rab team, in association with the 24th Infantry Division of Bangladesh Army, identified the location and carried out a drive on early yesterday, Mahbubul said, adding that the drive ended around noon.

No one was arrested during the raid, the Rab official said, adding that a general diary was filed with Chunarughat Police Station.

We suspect that the ammunitions were brought here around three months ago, he said, adding that they were investigating into the incident.

Rab had previously recovered mortar shells, rocket launchers, machine guns and numerous explosives from the forest, which borders the Indian state of Tripura.

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