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‘Drug trader’ killed

‘Gunfight’ in Cox’s Bazar

WT24 Desk

A suspected drug trader was killed in a ‘gunfight’ with members of Rapid Action Battalion on marine drive road in Teknaf upazila early Monday, Agencies report.

The deceased was identified as Mohi Uddin, son of Sirajul Islam, a resident of Komboniapara in Naikhongchhari upazila.

Azim Ahmmed, wing commander of Rab-15, said on secret information a team of Rab conducted a drive near a hatchery in Baharchhora marine drive area.

Sensing the presence of the elite force, the drug traders opened fire on them, forcing them to fire back, triggering the gun fight.

At one stage, when the drug traders fled the scene, the Rab team rescued bullet-injured Mohi Uddin.

The injured was taken to Cox’s Bazar Sadar Hospital where he died around 11am.

The Rab team also recovered one LG, three-round bullet and 10,000 Yaba tablets from the spot.

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