Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Bangladesh: One dead, eight wounded following mutiny by Bangladeshi soldiers

At least one person has been killed and eight others were wounded Wednesday following a mutiny by Bangladeshi soldiers in the headquarters of the country's border security forces, a hospital official said, AFP reported.

The head nurse at the Dhaka Medical College Hospital, Khademul Islam, said all but one of the casualties were civilian bystanders caught in the crossfire on the streets of the capital.

"At least one person has died and eight were injured, including a BDR (Bangladesh Rifles) soldier -- all hit by bullets in the BDR gunfight. The deceased is a rickshaw puller," Islam said.

Source: FOCUS Information Agency
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