The incident took place at Dhamankhali village in Palangkhali union on early Friday
Two brothers have been killed in an alleged shootout between two groups of yaba traders in Ukhia upazila of Cox’s Bazar.
The incident occurred in Dhamankhali village in Palangkhali union around 4am on Friday.
The deceased were identified as Mostak Ahmed, 38, and his brother Moktar Ahmed, sons of Jabar Malluk of Dhamankhali village.
Ukhia police station Officer-in-Charge (OC) Abul Khayer said: “Acting on a tip-off about a possible gunfight between two groups of yaba traders in Palangkhali, a team of ours conducted a drive in the area. Upon seeing law enforcement, the yaba traders fled the scene.”
Later, police recovered two wounded people, who were shot in the shootout. They died on the way to the hospital. They were identified with the help of locals. Both of them were listed yaba traders. The bodies were sent to Cox’s Bazar sadar hospital morgue for autopsy, he said.
“We have also seized 9,600 yaba pills, two locally-made weapons, and four rounds of bullets from the spot. Legal action will be taken in this regard upon investigation,” the OC added.