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5 killed in ‘gunfights'

The incidents happened in Khulna and Habiganj

Update : 15 Oct 2019, 11:18 AM

Five people have been killed in reported gunfights in Khulna and Habiganj districts.

In Khulna, four pirates were killed in a gunfight with Rapid Action Battalion (RAB-6) in Koyra upazila near Sundarban. 

"During the shootout, Aminur and his three men were killed. Six of our RAB officers were also injured," RAB-6 Commanding Officer (CO) Lt Col Syed Mohammad Nurus Saleheen Yusuf said while confirming the incident on Tuesday morning.

The deceased are - Aminur, Rafik, Akhtarul and Shonish Saha.

RAB also recovered huge cache of firearms and ammunitions from the area.

In Habiganj, a suspected robber has been killed in a gunfight with police at Shaistaganj.

The deceased is Kudrat Ali, 40, of Nizampur union in Habiganj upazila. 

"We received a tip-off that some 10 to 12 criminals were preparing to commit robbery at Purashudha area on the Dhaka-Sylhet highway," Shaistaganj police station Officer-in-Charge (OC) Mozammel Haque said while confirming the incident on Tuesday morning.

Later, a team from the Detective Branch (DB) of Police raided the area and the robbers opened fire on law enforcers, triggering a gunfight.

Kudrat Ali was caught in the gunfight while his associates managed to flee the scene.

Four law enforcers, including a sub-inspector, were also injured in the incident.

“Kudrat Ali was a listed criminal and had 13 criminal cases against him,” OC Mozammel added.

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