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Bangladesh counter terrorism unit recovers large stash of ammunition near the Tripura border

Arms and ammunition recovered by Bangladesh police

A large stash of military-grade explosives and ammunition was recovered by Bangladesh’s Counter Terrorism and Transnational Crime (CTTC) unit of Dhaka Metropolitan Police at Satchhari National Park in Habiganj that is just 4 km away from the Tripura border.

The special drive took place on Monday.

“Police on Sunday night arrested a young man along with a firearm from Dhaka’s Jatrabari area. The man identified to be one Abel Tripura Amit is from the Panchhari area of Khagrachhari. Based on his confession, we decided to conduct the drive at Satchhari,” Dhaka Tribune quoted CTTC unit chief Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of Police Md Asaduzzaman, who led the operation.

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The news organization said that some 15 rocket-propelled grenades (RPG), 510 rounds of machine gun ammunition and 25 boosters (used as a propelling charge in RPG launchers) were found during the special drive at a place that is around 3-4km off the border with Tripura. Several raids have been held by the police since 2014. High explosive anti-tank rockets, machine guns, shells of rocket launchers, pistols among many other weapons have been recovered by the police since then.

Meanwhile, the Border Security Force (BSF) has said that the fencing of 67 km of border along India Bangladesh border in Tripura would be complete in the new year.