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Thursday, February 19, 2015, Falgun 7, 1421 BS, Robi-Us-Sani 29, 1436 Hijr

'Shootouts' kill 2 in Mymensingh, Cox's Bazar
Observer Online Report
Published : Thursday, 19 February, 2015,  Time : 11:16 AM,  View Count : 45
Two people were killed in the incident of ‘shootouts’ with law enforcers in Mymensingh and Cox's Bazar district early Thursday.
In Mymensingh,  a suspected terrorist was killed in a ‘shootout’ with police at Sohagi Bazar in Ishwarganj upazila early Thursday.

The dead was identified as Rafiqul Islam Khokon, 45. Police claimed Khokon was a top terror in the area.

Police arrested Khokon from Sohagi Bazar at about 2am.

Acting on his statement, a police team alongwith Khokon went to the Rail Station area to recover arms.

As the law enforcers reached the spot, Khokon’s sidekicks sprayed bullets on them, forcing them to fire back that triggered a gun-battle.

Khokon and three police members received bullet wounds in the gunfight. Later, Khokon was declared dead at Ishwarganj upazila health complex. 

Ishwarganj thana OC Akhtaruzzamn said Khokon was a listed drug peddler.

A foreign made pistol, two bullets and four cocktails were also recovered from the scene. 

Our Cox’s Bazar correspondent reports : A ‘Yaba trader’ was killed in a gunfight with the Boarder Guard Bangladesh (BGB) personnel at Alikhali in Teknaf on Thursday early morning.

Dead Hossain Ahmed, 28, was the son of one Mozahar Mia in Alikhali area. He was a Yaba peddler, said a BGB source.  

BGB 42 battalion commander Lt Col Abu Jar Al Zahid said, “Acting on secret information that drug peddlers were releasing a consignment of smuggled Yaba pills ,  a BGB team raided Alikhali area near the Naf River at early hours.
Sensing the presence of the paramilitary troop, the smugglers attacked on them and fired gun shots. The BGB men also fired back in self defence, leaving Hossain injured.

The Yaba trader was rushed to Teknaf Health Complex where the on-duty doctor declared him dead.

Some 40,000 Yaba tablets were recovered from the scene after the gunfight.



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