2 killed as mortar shell fired by Myanmar lands in Bangladesh

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At least two people were killed and a child was injured after a mortar shell, reportedly fired by Myanmar, fell on the Ghumdum border in Bandarban.

The incident took place at around 2:30pm on Monday when the shell hit an under-construction house in the Naikhongchhari upazila.

The deceased have been identified as Hosneara Begum, 50 and Rohingya labourer Nabi Hossain. The injured child is the victim Hosneara Begum’s grandchild.

Naikhongchhari police station Officer-in-Charge (OC) Abdul Mannan confirmed the matter.

The woman was inside the kitchen and Nabi Hossain was reportedly eating when the incident took place.

Soon after the incident, members of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) and police cordoned off the area. said Shafiqul Islam, a member of Ghumdum Union Parishad’s ward no 1 in Naikhongchhari.

Locals said a mortar shell fell on them from across the Tumbru border and killed both of them on the spot.

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