‘Gunfights’ kill murder suspect, 2 ‘Rohingya drug traders’

Dhaka, Mar 27 — A man was killed in a reported gunfight with Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) at West Matikata in the city on Tuesday night.
The deceased, identified as 30-year-old Shafiqul, was wanted in a number of cases including that of murder in Narsingdi, the Rab force said.
Rab-11 commanding officer Lt Col Kazi Shomsher Uddin said one of their teams raided the attic of a high-rise building around 11:40pm after being tipped off about Shafiqul’s location.
“Shafiqul and his two associates opened fire as soon as Rab reached the spot, triggering a skirmish,” he said.
Shafiqul, wounded in the gunfight, was taken Dhaka Medical College Hospital where doctors pronounced him dead, Shomsher said, adding that a Rab member was also injured in the incident.
Rab also arrested Shafiqul’s associates Faurk and Pradeep.
Two pistols, a number of bullets and one shotgun were recovered from the spot, UNB reported.
Another UNB report from Cox’s Bazar adds: Two Rohingya ‘drug traders’ were killed in a reported gunfight with Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) at Kharangkhali in Teknaf Upazila early Wednesday.
Their identities could not be known immediately.
BGB said one of their patrol teams stopped a group of Rohingya men who entered Bangladesh through the Kharangkhali border around 4:30am.
“The Rohingya men suddenly opened fire when the BGB team challenged them, triggering a skirmish,” said Shariful Islam Jamaddar, acting commanding officer of BGB-2.
“Two of the men were killed on the spot,” he said, adding that 1.9 lakh Yaba pills were recovered from the spot.
The bodies were later handed over to Teknaf police.