Gunfight erupts between armed groups in Bandarban

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News Desk

A gunfight have been reported between two armed groups in Bandarban’s Ruma upazila on Tuesday.

Police and locals said clashes broke out between the United People’s Democratic Front (UPDF) and the Kuki-Chin National Front (KNF) in the remote area of Mualpi neighborhood early in the morning.

The gunfight is still going on as of writing this report.

Alamgir Hossain, OC of Ruma police station, said: “We have been informed by locals that the UPDF Democratic Party and KNC have been involved in a gunfight since morning. However, no casualty has been reported so far.”

The KNF, or the Bom Party, surfaced on the scene last year after the Indian border forces arrested a dozen members with arms and ammunition in Mizoram.

On April 7, eight people have been killed in a gunfight between two factions of the notorious separatist group KNF in Rowangchhari upazila of Bandarban.

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