Bangladeshi shot dead by Arakan Army

BANDARBAN CORRESPONDENT

A Bangladeshi worker was reportedly killed in a shooting by the Arakan Army at the Naikhongchhari border, officials said Sunday.

The incident occurred early Sunday morning near Pillar 48 at the Bangladesh-Myanmar border in Ward 9 of Naikhongchhari Sadar Union, where 26-year-old Abul Kalam – Abul Kalam was a resident of Bamhatirchhara village and the son of the late Badiuzzaman – was fatally shot.

Nurul Absar Emon, the chairman of Naikhongchhari Sadar Union, confirmed the details of the incident.

According to local reports, Kalam was transporting food supplies for the Arakan Army across the border, using an illegal route known as Cheli’s Slope. He was allegedly involved in an altercation with a member of the insurgent group, which escalated to him being shot in the head.

The rebel group, Arakan Army, was responsible for the shooting, Emon stated, noting the fatal incident took place across the Myanmar border in the area of Bam Hatir Chhara.

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