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5 killed in separate ‘gunfights'
Deshsangbad Desk
Published : Tuesday, 15 October, 2019 at 11:45 AM, Update: 17.10.2019 2:45:07 PM

In Khulna, four pirates were killed in a gunfight with Rapid Action Battalion (RAB-6) in Koyra upazila of Sundarban.

"During the shootout, Aminur and his three men were killed. Six of our RAB officers were also injured," RAB-6 Commanding Officer (CO) Lt Col Syed Mohammad Nurus Saleheen Yusuf said while confirming the incident on Tuesday morning.

Of the deceased, two were identified as Aminur and Rafik. The identities of the rest are yet to be confirmed.

RAB also recovered huge cache of firearms and ammunitions from the area.

In Habiganj, a suspected robber has been killed in a gunfight with police at Shaistaganj. The deceased is Kudrat Ali, 40, of Nizampur union in Habiganj upazila.

"We received a tip-off that some 10 to 12 criminals were preparing to commit robbery at Purashudha area on the Dhaka-Sylhet highway," Shaistaganj police station Officer-in-Charge (OC) Mozammel Haque said while confirming the incident on Tuesday morning.

Later, a team from the Detective Branch (DB) of Police raided the area and the robbers opened fire on law enforcers, triggering a gunfight.

Kudrat Ali was caught in the gunfight while his associates managed to flee the scene. Four law enforcers, including a sub-inspector, were also injured in the incident.

“Kudrat Ali was a listed criminal and had 13 criminal cases against him,” OC Mozammel added.

Deshsangbad/fh/mmh


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