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Sholakia suspect among two killed in 'gunfight'

  • Published at 12:11 am August 5th, 2016
  • Last updated at 02:15 am August 5th, 2016
Sholakia suspect among two killed in 'gunfight'
Two suspected militants, including one of the Sholakia attackers, were shot and killed in an alleged gunfight on Thursday when other militants reportedly tried to snatch them away from RAB custody in Mymensingh's Nandail. One of the militants killed was Shafiul Islam Sohan alias Abu Muktadil, the Sholakia suspect, Nandail Model police station Officer-in-Charge Ataur Rahman confirmed to our Mymensingh Correspondent Ashrafuddin Seizel. However, the OC could not name the other militant who was killed. Three members of Rapid Action Battalion 14 were also shot and wounded during the gun battle, said RAB legal and media wing Deputy Director Raisul Azam Moni. The Nandail OC told the Dhaka Tribune that Shafiul was being transferred from the Mymensingh Medical College Hospital to the custody of Kishoreganj police when other militants suddenly attacked the law enforcers near a place called Dangri. A gunfight ensued, leading to the death of the two militants. From the scene of the shootout, RAB found and seized two motorcycles, explosives, arms and ammunition. The elite force was carrying out a drive in the nearby areas when the report was filed at midnight. Shafiul Islam Sohan alias Abu Muktadil was one of the suspects who attacked policemen near the Sholakia Eid congregation last month. He was also an accused in four murders including the killing of two Hindu community members in Gaibandha and Panchagarh.