Two soldiers killed in Bandarban blast

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Staff Reporter:

Two soldiers were killed and 10 wounded in a blast at a heavy weapons firing range in the ​​Sadar upazila on Friday morning.

The deceased were named as Jahidul Islam, 28, a resident of Lama upazila, and Nipun Chakma, 30. The wounded were taken to Dhaka’s Combined Military Hospital (CMH).

All of them are members of Comilla Cantonment’s 16-Para Battalion.

Bandarban’s police chief Zakir Hossain Majumder said the army was scheduled to hold a firing practice at Amtoli on Saturday afternoon.

The soldiers were clearing the bushes when an abandon shell exploded around 10:20am, killing Jahidul on the spot and injuring 11 others, he said.

Nipun died while being taken to the CMH.unb

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