Two soldiers were killed and 10 wounded in a blast at a heavy weapons firing range in the Sadar upazila of Bandarban on Friday morning. The deceased were named as Jahidul Islam, 28, a resident of Lama upazila, and Nipun Chakma, 30. The wounded were taken to Dhaka is Combined Military Hospital (CMH).
All of them are members of Comilla Cantonments 16-Para Battalion.
Bandarbans police chief Zakir Hossain Majumder said the army was schedule to hold a firing practice at Amtoli on Saturday afternoon.
The soldiers were clearing the bushes when an abandon shell exploded around 10:20am, killing Jahidul on the spot and injuring 11 others, he said.
Nipun died while being taken to the CMH.