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Bangladesh border guards' firing kills man in Bengal

Source : IANS
Last Updated: Mon, Feb 11, 2013 13:50 hrs

Kolkata, Feb 11 (IANS) A man was killed and a minor boy injured Monday in "unprovoked firing" by the Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) along the border in West Bengal, the BSF said adding that they have lodged a "strong protest" with their counterparts.

"We contacted higher officers of the BGB and lodged strong protests with them asking them to prevent any recurrence of such an incident. We have taken this incident very seriously," Border Security Force (BSF) Inspector General (North Bengal) S.K. Sood told IANS.

The BGB personnel fired three rounds around 9.30 a.m. from across the border killing Mohammed Fareed, 30, and injuring Soor Alam, 14, in Magarahat of North Dinajpur district. Alam has been admitted to a hospital in Raiganj in the district.

"Immediately after the incident, BSF officers invited BGB officers and showed them the spot. We are taking all necessary actions to ensure that such misadventures do not recur," added Sood.

BSF Additional Director General (East) B.D. Sharma said that flag meetings with the BGB were being held and Sood had been directed to visit the place of occurrence.



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