5 killed in ‘gunfights’ in 3 districts

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5 killed in ‘gunfights’ in 3 districts
Published : 18 Sep 2018, 11:29:21
5 killed in ‘gunfights’ in 3 districts
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Five suspected robbers and drug traders were killed in separate gunfight with law enforcers in Dhaka, Cox’s Bazar and Pabna at early hours of Tuesday.
 
In Dhaka, two unidentified 'robbers' were killed in a reported gunfight with the members of RAB-2 in Rayerbazar area early today.
 
RAB Legal & Media Wing Senior Assistant Director ASP Mizanur Rahman confirmed the matter.
 
Being informed that a gang of robbers was staying behind Rayerbazar Graveyard, a team of RAB-2 conducted a raid there.
 
Sensing the presence of the elite force, the gang members opened fire on them, triggering the gunfight.
 
The gunfight left the duo injured with bullets.
 
The injured were rushed to Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) where the duty doctors declared them dead.
 
The team recovered three pistols, bullets and sharp weapons from the spot.
 
In Cox’s Bazar, two drug traders were killed in a reported gunfight with the members of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) at Moricha Bazar Checkpost area in Ukhia, at early hours of the morning.
 
The deceased were identified as Abdus Samad, 27 and MD Abu Hanif, 30.
 
RAB said that a RAB team set up a check post in the area. When a truck was passing through it, they signalled it to stop.
 
However, denying signal, the drug traders opened fire on the elite force from inside of the truck, forcing them to retaliate which triggered the gunfight.
 
After the gunfight, the team recovered two bodies from the spot.
 
The RAB official said that they recovered 130,000 pieces of yaba tablets and a foreign pistol, one shooter gun, eight-round bullets from the spot.
 
In Pabna, a leader of outlawed extremist group was killed in a gunfight with policemen at Koijuri village under Atgharia upazila, early hous today.
 
The deceased was identified as Kurban Ali, 36, son of Kuban Ali of Jatrapur village. 
 
The deceased, a leader of ‘Nakshal Group’, was accused in several cases filed with Atgharia and Ataikula police stations, on murder and robbery charges.
 
A revolver, four rounds of bullet, two cartridges, 20 pieces of yaba and a motorcycle were recovered from the spot. 
 
 
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