Saturday, 12 September 2009

BSF kills 2 in Dinajpur

Indian Border Security Force (BSF) today gunned down two Bangladeshi nationals on Shundra border in Dinajpur Sadar upazila.

The deceased were identified as Ashraful Islam, 40, son of Fazar Ali of Jhulkagram village, and Mohammad Aminul Islam, 30, son of Mokshed Ali of Jaygirpara village in the upazila, our Dinajpur correspondent reports.

The Bangladesh Rifles (BDR) sources said the BSF troops fired shots while they reached near India-Bangladesh border in Shundra border out post (BOP) at 4:30am this morning, killing them on the spot.

Later, BSF also took away the bodies into Indian territory.

The victim's family sources said they were returning home after visiting their relatives near Hamjapur of south Dinajpur in India.

BDR officials of Dinajpur-2 Battalion admitted the incident and said they lodged a strong protest for the killings and sought cooperation from their counterpart so that a calm situation prevails on the India-Bangladesh border.

BDR also urged the BSF to return the bodies.

A tension situation has been prevailing on the bordering areas following the killings.

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