Army soldier shot dead in Rangamati

Staff Correspondent | Published: 23:14, Aug 18,2019


An army soldier was shot dead in an attack by unidentified miscreants during a regular army patrol by a team at Paytimukh under Rajasthali upazila in the hill district of Rangamati Sunday morning.

The deceased was Md Nasim, 19, an army soldier posted in Khagrachari zone.

‘Nasim was critically injured as the attackers opened fire on the patrol team at Paytimukh area at 10:00am,’ Inter- Services Public Relations director lieutenant colonel Abdullah Ibn Zayed told New Age. He was immediately taken to Chattogram Combined Military Hospital where he died.

The ISPR director said that they had strengthened patrol there and were monitoring the situation.

‘The situation is under control,’ he said. A tense situation was prevailing in the area following the incident, according to local people.

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