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BDR, BSF personnel exchange fire; no casualty

Shillong: Discarding a status quo agreement, personnel of the Bangladesh Rifles on Sunday opened fire on Indian villagers, prompting the BSF to retaliate at three places along the international border in Meghalaya, but, there was no report of any casualty.

Residents of Muktapur was engaged in fishing along the border when the BDR personnel threatened and opened fire on them. BSF personnel rushed to the area, escorted the villagers to a safer place and retaliating the fire, BSF sources said.

Heavy exchange of fire between both the forces was also reported from Ratangtila and Latangtila areas, all located inside a three km distance from each other in Jaintia Hills district.

However, there was no report of any casualty. Shillong: Discarding a status quo agreement, personnel of the Bangladesh Rifles on Sunday opened fire on Indian villagers, prompting the BSF to retaliate at three places along the international border in Meghalaya, but, there was no report of any casualty.

Residents of Muktapur was engaged in fishing along the border when the BDR personnel threatened and opened fire on them. BSF personnel rushed to the area, escorted the villagers to a safer place and retaliating the fire, BSF sources said.

Heavy exchange of fire between both the forces was also reported from Ratangtila and Latangtila areas, all located inside a three km distance from each other in Jaintia Hills district.

However, there was no report of any casualty.