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Dhaka Tribune

One killed in Savar ‘shootout’

Update : 03 Mar 2014, 01:07 PM

A suspected robber has been killed in police firing while launching a bomb attack on the law enforcers on Dhaka-Aricha Highway in Harannagar area of Savar early Monday.

The identity of the deceased could not be confirmed till filing the report at 6pm.

Inspector Mostofa Kamal, officer-in-charge of Savar Police Station, said: “Acting on a tip-off, a team of Savar Police conducted a drive in Harannagar area in order to arrest a gang of robbers. Sensing the presence of the law enforcers hurled bombs on the police and tried to flee the place.

In retaliation, police also opened fire on the criminals, leaving an unidentified robber dead on the spot around 3am,” he added.

The police official further said the other “robbers” managed to escape the scene.

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