6 useless in conflict between factions of Bangladesh ethnic group

Dhaka, July 7

Six individuals had been killed in a gunfight on Tuesday between two factions of an ethnic group over management of a hilly area in southeastern Bangladesh the place armed gangs are energetic, police mentioned.

The conflict passed off between Parbatya Chattogram Jana Sanghati Samiti and its reformist faction, each dominated by the influential Chakma tribe in Bandarban district, police official Mobasser Hossain mentioned. He mentioned all the useless had been from the reformist faction.

The group beforehand fought an insurgency in opposition to Bangladesh’s army and different safety companies for many years, demanding better autonomy for a area referred to as Chittagong Hill Tracts.

The insurgency ended after the group signed a peace treaty with the federal government in 1997, however some group members had been sad as a result of they wished extra political freedom for the ethnic group.

Bandarban is 387 km southeast of Dhaka. About a dozen ethnic teams dwell within the area. Each has its personal dialect, distinctive costume and rituals.

Hossain mentioned the our bodies had been being taken to a police station and police have launched an investigation.

Such assaults are frequent within the area as a result of a number of the teams are reportedly concerned in unlawful actions equivalent to drug trafficking and kidnapping for ransom. — AP

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