Two suspected drug peddlers including a Rohingya man were killed in a “gunfight” with Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) in Teknaf upazila of Cox’s Bazar on Tuesday night.
The deceased were Mohammad Kamal, 22, of Balukhali Rohingya camp, and Habibur Rahman, 23, of Maheshkhaliapara village in Teknaf.
Addressing a press conference in the force’s Teknaf office yesterday, BGB-2 commanding officer Lt Col Mohammad Foysal Hasan Khan said the gunfight took place near Purbaleda Rohingya camp at 11:30pm.
A BGB-2 team took position in the area on information that a Yaba consignment was being smuggled from Myanmar into the country through the Naf River, he said.
After some time, the BGB team intercepted a group of 8-10 persons who were carrying small packets at their hands. At that time, the drug peddlers opened fire on the border security troopers, forcing them to retaliate, said the BGB official.