Two members of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) were injured in a gun attack by Rohingya drug peddlers during an anti-narcotic drive at Noyapara Rohingya camp in Teknaf upazila here on Monday afternoon.
The injured are Rab sepoy Imran and Corporal Shahab Uddin of Rab-15 Crime Prevention Company (CPC).
Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Shah Alam, in-charge of Rab-15 CPC-2 Hoaikyang Camp, said a team of the elite force conducted a drive at the den of drug peddlers in Muchni Tower area in the afternoon.
However, Rohingya terrorists opened fire on them, leaving the two members injured, he said.
The injured were first taken to private clinic Marine City and later shifted to the Combined Military Hospital (CMH) for better treatment.
Dr Farhad Hossain said the bullet-hit Rab men were taken to their clinic around 5pm. “They suffered bullet wounds to the back of their waists,” he said.
Sources at the Rohingya camp said the Rab team conducted the drive while Yaba tablets were being sold.
The gun attack took place when they arrested a Rohingya drug dealer, Anwar Selim, 32.
The Rohingya drug pushers fled after firing five rounds of bullets, they said.