2 killed in Rangamati gunfight
Two activists of United People's Democratic Front (UPDF) were killed in a gun battle with army members during a raid at Badalchhari under sadar upazila yesterday.
The army men rounded up two UPDF activists in the predawn raid. A huge number of arms and ammunition were also recovered from the UPDF hideout, 30 kilometres off the district town.
Acting on a tip off, a team of army from Sadar Zone led by Maj Sheikh Jillur Rahman cordoned off the hideout at about 4:00 am.
Sensing their presence, UPDF men opened fire triggering a gun battle that left two activists of UPDF dead on the spot.
Both detainees -- Sumon Chakma, 19, and Basanta Chakma, 20 -- were handed over to Kotwali police, military sources said.
The identities of the dead could not be known as of 5.30 pm yesterday.
Arms and ammunition retrieved from the den include a US-made M-16 rifle with magazine, 245 live bullets, 2 light guns (LG), 2 walkie-talkies, knives and uniforms.