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Suspected drug trader killed in Dhaka gunfight
Deshsangbad Desk
Published : Sunday, 12 January, 2020 at 12:52 PM, Update: 24.01.2020 5:51:36 PM

A suspected robber has been killed in a reported gunfight with Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) in Malibagh Railgate area of Dhaka.

The deceased is Iqbal Ahmed. The incident occurred around 7am on Sunday.

RAB 2 Company Commander Mohammad Mohiuddin Faruki said: "The drug traders were on their way to Cox's Bazar. On information, we set a trap for them in Malibagh area. Sensing our presence, they opened fire at us, triggering a gunfight."

"Iqbal was caught in the line of fire and died on the spot. His two other associates got injured in the incident."

The injured have been sent to a local hospital, the RAB official added.

RAB has also recovered around 100,000 yaba pills and a pistol from the spot.

Deshsangbad/dt/fh/mmh


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