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Bangladesh border guards shoot, kill Indian soldier: official

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AN Indian paramilitary guard was killed and another critically wounded after they were fired upon by Bangladeshi troops at a border river on Thursday, Indian security forces said, the first deadly frontier clash between the nations in years.

The incident in the Indian state of West Bengal took place after Bangladesh detained three Indian fishermen for allegedly sailing into their waters searching for Hilsa, a popular fish in regional cuisine.

Two of the fishermen were released or escaped and informed Indian border guards of their detention.

Six Indian guards then took a boat to an island on the Padma River to secure the release of the third fisherman from their........

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