At least two people were killed in a gunfight between the activists of Jana Sanghati Samity (JSS) and United People's Democratic Front (UPDF) in Baghaichhari upazila of Rangamati district Wednesday noon.
The deceased were identified as Janan Chakma, a member of JSS (Santu Larma faction), and Manimoy Chakma, a member of the United People's Democratic Front (UPDF).
According to locals, the gunfight began between the activists of JSS and the UPDF in 2 Kilo area of Baghaichhari upazila around 12pm over establishing dominance in the area, leaving the duo dead on the spot.
Manu Mia, a Bengali worker, suffered injuries as he was caught in the line of fire.
Injured Manu Mia is undergoing treatment at Baghaichhari Upazila Health Complex.
Anwar Hossain, Officer-in-charge of Baghaichhari Police Station, said law enforcers have been deployed in the area. “However, the situation is not under control yet.”