Armed men took 40 people hostage during bank robbery

Armed men took 40 people hostage during bank robbery

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Armed men took 40 people hostage, including bank officials, two BGB members, nine police members and bank customers during a bank robbery at two branches in Thanchi, Bandarban.

When the police team including the officer in charge tried to stop them, the armed people fired two rounds.

The hostages were threatened to be shot if the police opened fire.

Police and local people said that members of the militant organization Kuki-Chin National Front (KNF) in the hilly area carried out the incident on Wednesday.

Policemen present during the incident said that if the police did not show restraint, many people would be shot.

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