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Suspected arms trader killed in Gazipur ‘gunfight’

Published: April 19, 2019 10:36:50 | Updated: April 20, 2019 13:41:47


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A suspected arms trader was killed in a reported gunfight between his cohorts and members of the Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) in Salna area of Gazipur early Friday.

The deceased could not be identified yet.

Acting on a tip-off, a team of the elite force conducted a drive in the area at around 2:30am, said RAB-1 Company Commander Lt Commander Abdullah Al-Mamun.

Sensing the presence of law enforcers, the gang members opened fire on the lawmen, prompting them to fire back that triggered the gunfight.

The gunfight left one of the gang members injured with bullet while two RAB members sustained injuries, according to a UNB report.

Later, the bullet-hit youth was taken to Shaheed Tajuddin Ahmad Medical College Hospital where doctors declared him dead.

The law enforcers seized a pistol and ammunitions from the spot.

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