BSF jawan killed in ambush in Tripura

A BSF jawan was killed and another critically injured in an ambush by insurgents at Ratiacherra, a remote tribal hamlet in Tripura`s Dhalai district bordering Bangladesh, today.

Last Updated: Aug 07, 2010, 00:46 AM IST

Agartala: A BSF jawan was killed and another
critically injured in an ambush by insurgents at Ratiacherra,
a remote tribal hamlet in Tripura`s Dhalai district bordering
Bangladesh, today.

DIG, Police Control, Nepal Das said BSF jawans were
patrolling on foot at Ratiacherra village bordering Chittagong
Hill Tract of Bangladesh when an IED was blasted by the ultras
hiding in the jungle on the roadside.

The ultras also opened fire injuring two of the jawans.

The jawans retaliated and a 15-minute-long encounter
followed but the ultras managed to flee, he said.

One of the injured jawans, identified as Braja Lal Rangi
succumbed to his injuries on way to Agartala Medical College
and Hospital and the other is critically injured, he said.

A massive combing operation has been launched in the area
to flush out the insurgents, who, it is apprehended, may have
sneaked into Bangladesh, BSF said.

-PTI

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