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Wednesday, November 09, 2011

Commander Niloy and Romel, last victims of Jumma infighting today

Today at around 8:00am, Baghaichari again witnessed another Jumma infighting at a place between Khederachara and Bhuiachar, about 3 km north-east of Baghaichari Upazila headquarters of Rangamati Hill District.

The 2 warring groups of pro-accord and anti-accord lines have been engaged in chase and counter chase in Baghaichari in recent weeks, as the pro-accord group has been desperate to reoccupy the area, which they lost in mid-2008.

A source from Baghaichari claims, commander Niloy (Riten Dewan, Age: 39, Vill: Kattoli of Karangatoli under Bangaltoli Union) was killed on the spot while Romel Chakma (30+)and 2 others got serious injury in the battle. Romel died on the way, it is claimed. They all belong to the pro-accord group while Niloy was a JSS returnee. The anti-accord group pounded a mortar shell during the fighting. There was also exchange of fires yesterday in the evening.

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