2 soldiers killed in blast during army drill in Bandarban
Bandarban, May 17: Two soldiers were killed and 10 others injured in an explosion at a heavy weapons firing range in Sadar upazila on Friday morning.
The deceased were identified as Jahidul Islam, 28, and Nipun Chakma, 30. The injured were taken to the Combined Military Hospital (CMH) in Dhaka.
District Police Superintendent Zakir Hossain Majumder said the army was scheduled to hold a firing practice at Amtoli in the upazila on Saturday afternoon.
An abandoned shell exploded when the soldiers were clearing the bushes around 10:20am, killing Jahidul on the spot and injuring 11 others, the police official said.
Nipun died while being taken to the CMH.