Taknef, 17 June 2005
3 mango traders hospitalized in Bangladesh after gun
shot by Nasaka
3 mango traders from Burma have been hospitalized in a town hospital in Bangladesh after Nasaka, Burma border security force, fired at them on the Naff River, said a businessman.
The incident took place on 14
June while they were crossing Naff River by a small machine boat. The mango traders were
bringing 1000 kg of mango to Bangladesh by the machine boat.
A group of Nasaka patrolling the Naff River by gunship fired on them when they saw the machine
boat crossing the Naff River from the Burmese side to Bangladesh.
3 people were wounded, one critically, and another two people escaped the
Currently the injured mango traders are being treated in Taknef
town hospital, opposite Maung Daw of Burma.
Bangladesh Rifle (BDR) battalion no 23 found the empty boat, with several spots
of blood, on the Naff River on 15 June, said a Bangladesh official.
The business of Arakanese traders who export goods to Bangladesh across the Naff River is very risky. The traders face attack from
both sea dacoits and Nasaka, and are at risk of both
injury and death. But many traders still cross over to Bangladesh to sell their goods for more profits, said one
businessman from Taknef. #
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