Two Bangladeshis wounded in landmine blast at border with Myanmar

NAIKHONGCHARI CORRESPONDENT

A landmine explosion on the Myanmar border in Naikhongchhari Upazila, Bandarban, critically injured two Bangladeshis on Saturday afternoon.

The explosion occurred approximately 300 meters inside Myanmar, between border pillars 47 and 48.

The injured are Nurul Absar, 18, son of the late Mohammad, from Jaruliyachhari village, and 17-year-old Md. Babu, son of Ali Ahmed, from Komboniya village, both in Naikhongchhari Sadar Union.

Following the explosion, the injured were initially given medical attention at the Naikhongchhari Upazila Health Complex. Due to their severe injuries, they were later transferred to Cox’s Bazar Sadar Hospital for more comprehensive treatment.

According to local sources, the victims were involved in smuggling activities, including narcotics and cattle trafficking, and had entered Myanmar for this purpose before being wounded in the explosion.

Chairman of the Naikhongchhari Sadar Union Parishad Nurul Absar Imon confirmed the incident and stated that the victims are currently undergoing treatment at Cox’s Bazar Sadar Hospital.

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