Agartala: Two BSF jawans guarding the
ongoing border fencing work were today killed in an ambush by
suspected National Liberation Front of Tripura insurgents at
Ratiacherra, a remote tribal hamlet in Dhalai district
A group of BSF jawans were patrolling on foot at
Ratiacherra village bordering Chittagong Hill Tract of
Bangladesh. They were providing security to a construction
company erecting barbed wire fencing when a group of ultras
suddenly opened fire at them, DIG, BSF, A K Singh said.
"The ultras also threw grenade at the jawans and
injured two of them. The jawans retaliated by opening fire and
the ultras fled to Bangladesh," he said.
The injured jawans, identified as Bajrangi and Arup
Das, succumbed to injuries on way to Agartala Medical College
Singh said it was suspected that some ultras were also
injured but it could not be immediately known.
BSF and Tripura State Rifles have launched a combing
operation in the area.