Gunfight kills ‘Rohingya drug peddler’ in Cox's Bazar

Published: July 24, 2019 11:02:23 | Updated: July 24, 2019 16:47:52

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A Rohingya man and a suspected drug peddler were killed in a reported gunfight with members of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) in Teknaf upazila of Cox's Bazar district on early Wednesday.

The deceased were identified as Mohammad Kamal, 22, son of Islam of Balukhali camp, and Habibur Rahman, 23, son of Abul Shama of Nayapara in Teknaf upazila, reports UNB.

BGB said the gunfight took place along the bordering Najirpara area.

A BGB-2 team raided the area around 2:00am after being tipped off that a yaba consignment was being brought into the country through the border point, said Major Mohammad Rubayet Kabir, Additional Director (Operation) of BGB-2.

The BGB team came under fire as soon as it reached the spot. Kamal and Habibur were killed in the ensuing gunfight, the BGB said.

Their bodies were kept at the sadar hospital morgue.

The BGB members also recovered 1,00,000 yaba pills and a firearm from the spot after the skirmish.

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