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‘Drug trader’ killed in Cox’sBazar‘gunfight’

WT24 Desk

A listed drug trader was killed in a reported gunfight with police in Shaplapur Puranpara area of Teknaf upazila earlu Saturday, Agencies report.

The deceased was identified as Habib Ullah Habib, 35, son of Mohammad Hossain and also listed in the Home Ministry’s drug traders’ list.

Pradip Kumar Das, officer-in-charge of Teknaf Police Station, said police earlier arrested Habib. Following his information, a police team conducted a drive along with Habib in the area around 5:30 am.

When the team reached there, his associates opened fire on the law enforcers, prompting them to fire back, triggering the gunfight.

The gunfight left Habib injured with bullet, said the OC.

Later, the injured was taken to Teknaf Sadar Hospital where the doctors declared him dead.

Sub-inspector Raju, constables Zia and Badsha of the police station were also injured, said the OC adding that police recovered 6,000 Yaba tablets, two pistols and 14 cartridges from the spot.

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