Four people abducted in Bangladesh

Dhaka, Oct 5 (IANS) Two Bangladeshi tourists and two of their local guides have been abducted in Bandarban district, the media reported on Monday.

Police officer Shariful Islam told bdnews24 that the police and the army had launched an operation to trace them.

The tourists have been identified as Munna, 34 and Zubayer 26, who came from Dhaka.

Locals said the tourists and their guides were abducted around 3 p.m. on Saturday from Natunpukur area.

“A group of 10-12 armed men nabbed six persons, including these four. The men were wearing uniforms similar to the army’s and speaking Myanmar language,” an official said.

Two other man — Avirang and Manindra — were also abducted but were freed.

“The abductors told them to lead to the borders with India. Upon reaching the border they let Avirang and Manindra go… Avirang and Manindra said the four were still detained by the armed men,” the official added.

The motive behind the abduction remains unclear.

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