BSF, BDR exchange fire along Indo-Bangla border

BSF, BDR exchanged fire for over six hours at the international border in West Bengal.

india Updated: Jun 10, 2006 15:22 IST

At least two people were killed and one was injured as the Border Security Force opened fire on the Indo-Bangladesh border area at Gede in Nadia and Hakimpur under Swarupnagar police station area in North 24 Parganas, official sources said today.

Police said here that the BSF had fired on a gang when they were crossing the border along with a few cattle on Friday.

One of the persons, who died in BSF firing, was a Bangladeshi, police said. His body was sent for post-mortem.

The injured person was admitted to the Basirhat sub-divisional hospital.

Meanwhile, a 'smuggler' was killed in an encounter between the BSF and its Bangladeshi counterpart late last night near Gede border in Nadia District.

Deputy Inspector General of the BSF alleged that the Bangladesh security personnel opened fire across the border when the BSF chased a cattle smuggler.

IG of BSF (South Bengal) Somesh Goyal rushed to Gede this morning as the situation in the bordering areas was tensed.

Flag meeting between the BSF and BDR might be held today, a BSF source said.

First Published: Jun 10, 2006 15:13 IST