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Arms, ammo recovered in Bandarban

CHTJ Desk: Army personnel recovered huge arms and ammunitions after a gun battle with the terrorists at Seprupara and Pranjongpara of Bilaichhari area in the India and Myanmar border in Bandarban on Thursday.

The fighting was erupted when the security members conducting drive to rescue the abducted two tourists in the area.

The retrieved arms and ammunitions are---hand grenades, rifles, live bullets and magazines. An identity card one of a tourist was found in that area during combing operation. Security beefed up in the areas after the incident. On Friday Morning more troops were sent in the area by helicopter to strengthen the rescue drive, said Brig Gen Nakib Ahmmmed Chowdhury, Bandarban region.

Army men found a hideout of the terrorists during operation in the Pranjongpara and exchanged gunshots with the terrorists which compelled the terrorists to back track and runaway from the scene, said sources from military.

The then army retrieved a mark-2 rifle with 7 magazines, 222 live bullets, one grenade, one rifle grenade, a wakie-talkie set, two knives, a set combat cape and some documents. After search in the surrounding areas of hideout, security members found an identity card of Jubayer who kidnapped along with another one.

“We suspecting the terrorists might have kidnapped the four including two tourists,” said Lt Col Rabbani, zone commander of Ruma, adding that all efforts have taken to rescue the abducted men.

Earlier, on October 3, Abdullah Al Jubayer and Zakir Hossain Munna who came from Dhaka kidnapped by the unknown armed terrorists along with their local guide named Mongsai Mro. On the same day, another guide Lal Ring Sang Bawm was kidnapped from Annadapara in Ruma upazila in Bandarban.

Joint forces so far detained five persons including a UP member from Bilaichhari in Rangamati and Ruma in Bandarban. The detainees have given their statements about the kidnapped men, sources said. (chtj-desk/report).