BANDARBAN: A soldier was killed and eleven others injured after an abandoned shell exploded in firing range of heavy weapons in Bandarban Sadar upazila.
The blast took place at Amtali area under Sualok union of the upazila around 10:20 am on Friday (May 17).
The deceased was, named Zahedul Islam, 28, known to be from Lama upazila of Bandarban.
The injured army personnel are members of Comilla Cantonment's 16-Para Battalion. They were airlifted to Combined Military Hospital (CMH) in Dhaka.
The explosion happened while cutting the jungle ahead of firing scheduled to take place on Saturday afternoon.
Superintend of Police (SP) of Bandarban Zakir Hossen Majhumdar confirmed the matter to Banglanews.
BDST: 1627 HRS, MAY 17, 2019