Bangladesh border forces kill Indian guard in rare clash

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DHAKA/KOLKATA  – Bangladeshi border forces shot and killed an Indian border guard on Thursday when a altercation erupted over an Indian fisherman the Bangladeshis had detained, in a rare clash between the two sides.

The fisherman had been held because he was fishing in the Padma River at the border, where Bangladesh has banned fishing, it said.

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Bangladesh officials said they would hand over the fisherman during a meeting later. Both sides have agreed to investigate the matter, Bangladesh said.

On Friday, the situation at the border was “normal”, Shariful Islam a spokesman for the Bangladeshi force said.

They share a border stretching more than 4,000 km , where clashes have intermittently erupted over what India terms illegal immigrants from Bangladesh.

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