Two members of United People's Democratic Front (UPDF) were killed and an Army soldier was wounded in a gunfight between UPDF–Prasit Group and Bangladesh Army in Rangamati.
A patrol team of the Rangamati Army Zone conducted a drive in the Burighat area, adjacent to Naniarchar in Rangamati, on Tuesday afternoon to arrest armed extortionists of the UPDF (Prasit Group) on the basis of a tip-off.
Upon realising the presence of army in the area, the extortionists started firing from a nearby hillock. Army members on patrol fired back in response, said an Inter-Services Public Relations press release.
Two armed extortionists of the UPDF died on the spot during the exchange of gunfire and a member of the army patrol, Soldier Shahabuddin, was shot in the left shoulder.
An AK-22 SMG was later recovered from the spot.
The injured Army man was airlifted to Chattogram Combined Military Hospital (CMH).
Police inspected the scene and legal action is underway.