Staff Correspondent, Gazipur: A suspected arms trader was killed in a ‘gunfight’ between his cohorts and members of the Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) in Uttar Salna area Thursday midnight.
The deceased could not be identified yet.
Rab-1 Company Commander Lt Commander Abdullah Al-Mamun said acting on a tip-off, a team of the elite force conducted a drive in the area. Sensing the presence of law enforcers, the gang members open fire on the law enforcers, prompting them to fire back that triggered the gunfight.
The gunfight left the youth injured with bullet. Later, he was taken to Shaheed Tazuddin Ahmad Medical College Hospital where the doctors declared him dead, he also said.
The law enforcers recovered a foreign pistol and a bullet from the spot.
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