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BSF jawan among two killed by suspected NLFT militants

PTI 18 Nov 2014, 9:53:25 AM IST

Agartala: A Border Security Force (BSF) jawan and a civilian driver were killed and another person was injured today when suspected NLFT militants fired at them at Khantlang, a village bordering Chittagong Hill Tract in Bangladesh, police said.

The three persons were fired upon by the militants when they had gone to fetch water from a reservoir near the barbed wire fencing, IG of Police Control Nepal Das said.

Of the victims, Himari Rangtor (48) was a driver of a water tanker and Jiten Chakma was his assistant. The BSF jawan was escorting them when the firing took place.

Chakma and the BSF jawan succumbed to their injuries on way to the Agartala Government Medical College Hospital here, Das added.

The two civilians were engaged in construction of barbed wire fencing by a private company.