Two alleged Rohingya criminals were killed in a “gunfight” with Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) personnel in Naikhyangchhari of Bandarban early yesterday.
Yasin, 30, and Hossain, 22, of Kutupalong Rohingya Camp-1 were accused of attacking a BGB patrol team on November 11, said BGB officials.
On that day, a group of “Rohingya drug peddlers” attacked the team in Ghumdhum area in the upazila, leaving two BGB jawans injured.
Following information that Rohingya men and other members of the drug gang were in Tumbru Notun Bridge area, a BGB team went there around 3:00am, said Lt Col Ali Haider Azad Ahmed, commander of 34 Battalion.
Sensing their presence, the gang started shooting at the team forcing them to retaliate, he said, adding that the bullet-hit body of Yasin and Hossain were found on the ground after the “gunfight”.
They were taken to Ukhiya Health Complex where doctors declared them dead on arrival.
BGB officials claimed to have recovered firearms and 40,000 yaba pills from the spot.
The BGB commander said the gang had around 45 Rohingya men.