RAB rescues 23 fishermen from clutches of robbers

One ‘robber’ dies in gunfight

Published: August 15, 2018 18:19:29 | Updated: August 16, 2018 11:13:55

Members of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) rescued 23 fishermen from the clutches of forest robbers in Marki Canal of Sibla River in the Sundarbans on Wednesday.

A suspected robber was killed in a reported gunfight with the law enforcers during the drive, reports UNB.

Lieutenant CommanderZahid of RAB-6 said they conducted a drive on Wednesday morning to rescue the fishermen who had been kidnapped by 'Amin Bahini' members.

As the robbers opened fire the law enforcers fired back in self defence, triggering a gunfight that left Babu dead on the spot, he said.

Detailed identity of the deceased was not available immediately, he said.

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