Bangladesh nationals ambushed BSF in Meghalaya's sector

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Shillong, Oct 17 (UNI) Armed Bangladeshi nationals ambushed Border Security Force (BSF) personnel, guarding the international Indo-Bangla border in Lulong area under Meghalaya sector, a BSF official said today.

The exchange of fire between armed Bangladeshis and BSF started at around 2300 hrs last night, when armed Bangladeshis attempted to sneak inside India.

''They ambushed our troops, but we retaliated and the militants eventually escaped into the Bangladesh side,'' Inspector General of BSF, P K Mishra told UNI here over the phone.

However, there was no report of any casualty on either side.

Last night's firing assumed significance after Meghalaya police arrested Md Habibur Rohman, a student activist of the Bangladesh Islami Chhatra Shibir (BICS), the student wing of the Jamaat-e-Islami Bangladesh on October 3 after he sneaked inside Bholaganj village in Meghalaya from Bangladesh's Sunamganj district.

Rohman, still under police custody, was being grilled by various intelligence agencies to find out his exact motive to sneak into India.

JMB was one of several extremist and terrorist organisations in Bangladesh waging a fratricidal war against the young nation-state with the aim of establishing an Islamic state.

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