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Alleged robber killed in gunfight

Update : 14 Dec 2015, 07:38 PM

An alleged robber ringleader was killed in a gunfight with police in Kopashdanga area of Patkelghata upazila, Satkhira in the early hours of yesterday.

Officer-in-Charge of Patkelghata police station Torikul Islam told the Dhaka Tribune that they had got information that a gang of robbers put up barricade on the Satkhira-Khulna Highway in the area to commit suicide. Then, police conducted a drive in the area around 3am.

Sensing the presence of police, the robbers opened fire at them and exploded several bombs, that left two policemen injured, prompting them to take retaliation, triggering a gunfight.

Abu Sayeed, 35, son of Elahi Box, of Awalgati village of Keshabpur upazila in Jessore, died on the spot during the gunfight.

Police arrested seven alleged robbers in possession of a pipe gun, a revolver, two cartridges, four bullet shells, two machetes and four iron rods. 

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