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2 pirates killed in Sundarbans gunfight

Update : 10 May 2015, 05:44 AM

Two alleged pirates have been killed in a gunfight with members of Rapid Action Battalion in the Nondobala canal area In Chandpain Range in the Sundarbans.

The deceased are Maiza Bahini's Second-in Command Alamgir, 35, and his associate Ripon, 30.

RAB 8 Captain Colonel Forid said: “Acting on a tip off, we raided the area at around 5:15am Sunday. Sensing our presence, the pirates opened fire at us.”

In retaliation, RAB personnel fired back, leaving the two dead.

Meanwhile, two RAB personnel – Emdad and Raihan – received bullet wounds in the incident.

RAB personnel also recovered 13 firearms, 10 rounds of ammunition and 30 sharp weapons from the spot.

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