Tripura, Sept 24: Two BSF personnel were killed and their senior officer was injured in a fratricidal shoot out at a post near the Bangladesh international border in Tripura.
The incident took place near the border fence gate at the Khagracheri post of the force in the Karbook sub-division of the Gomati district.
Head constable Satbir Singh and Constable Pratap Singh, belonging to the 20th battalion, were killed in the “fratricidal cross-firing” following a minor altercation, said a BSF spokesperson for its Tripura frontier, and headquartered in Salbagan, Agartala.
Pratap Singh allegedly shot Satbir Singh, who died on the spot. As per the information, the post commander, Sub Inspector Ram Kumar, suffered bullet injuries on both his legs as constable Pratap Singh fired at him too.
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The Border Security Force (BSF) guards the India-Bangladesh border. Out of the total 4,096 km of the international border, Tripura shares 856 km of the front.