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Rohingya 'robber' killed in Cox’s Bazar ‘gunfight’

Staff Correspondent | banglanews24.com
Update: 2021-08-05 12:34:50
Rohingya 'robber' killed in Cox’s Bazar ‘gunfight’

A Rohingya man was killed in a reported gunfight with members of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) in Teknaf upazila of Cox’s Bazar on Wednesday night.

The deceased was identified as Nuru Mia, 40, son of late Bashar, hailing from Jadimura Rohingya camp.

He was a suspected robber and the leader of Nuru group, according to RAB officials.

Being informed that an internal gun battle was taking place between some robbers, a team of RAB conducted a drive at the area, said Cox's Bazar RAB-15 Deputy Commander Tanvir Hasan.

Sensing presence of the elite force, the criminals opened fire on them, forcing them to fire back in self-defence that triggered a gunfight.

After the gunfight, the law enforcers recovered bullet-hit Nuru from the spot and sent to Teknaf Hospital where on-duty doctor declared him dead.

The RAB members recovered a foreign pistol, two rounds of ammunition, three one-shooter guns and two fresh cartridges from the spot.

BDST: 1232 HRS, AUG 5, 2021
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