This should do the trick - Its only tested on your string though...
my $string = "ABC[GHI]XYZ";
push @array, split//, $string;
print "$_ " for sort @array;
return unless ( $string =~ /.*\[\w+\].*/ );
if ( $string =~ /.*(\[(\w+)\]).*/ )
my $remove = $1;
my $str = $2;
print "rem = $remove\n str = $str\n";
push @array, $str;
$string =~ s/\Q$remove\E//;
I substututed the string with ABC[GHI]XYZ[dfg]
and that works as well.
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