Friday, 22 November 2019

Bangladesh forces kill Indian guard, wound another

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KOLKATA/DHAKA: Bangladeshi border forces shot and killed an Indian border guard and wounded another after detaining an Indian fisherman, Indian officials said, in a rare reported clash between the two sides. Three Indian fishermen were caught by Bangladeshi officers and two were later released, India’s Border Security Force (BSF) said in a statement. Border officials met to discuss the detained fisherman, the BSF said. Bangladeshi guards refused to release him and instead tried to surround the Indian troops. “Sensing the situation worsening”, Indian troops turned back, but the Bangladeshi troops opened fire, the BSF added. A spokesman for the Bangladesh Border Guard said he was unaware of any clash. “We are checking,” he said.

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