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2 ‘muggers’ shot in RAB ‘gunfight’ in capital

WT24 Desk

Two suspected muggers were hit by bullets in an alleged gunfight with members of the Rapid Action Battalion near Dhakeshwari Temple in Old Dhaka on Thursday,agencies report.

The identity of the injured could not be known immediately. The RAB claimed that they arrested two muggers and seized their car, and firearms after a gunfight around 5:00pm.

RAB-10 commander additional deputy inspector general Md Shahbuddin told Prothom Alo the arrestees are members of an organised mugging group.

Tipped off, the RAB men traced the mugging group and chased them in the afternoon.

At one stage, the muggers opened fire on the RAB men and they retaliated with gunshots too when the two muggers were hit by bullets, Shahbuddin added.

The injured ‘muggers’ have been sent to the Dhaka Medical College Hospital for treatment.

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