Two men were killed in separate ‘gunfights’ with law enforcement agencies in Gazipur and Bandarban on Monday.
The Gazipur victim was Nurul Haque, 25, a resident of village Rajpalon under Ukhia upazila in Cox’s Bazar district while the Bandarban victim was a Rohingya youth, 25, living in Kutupalong Rohingya camp in Cox’s Bazar.
A press release issued by the Border Guard Bangladesh said that a team of the Cox’s Bazar BGB battalion was patrolling the Tin Rastar Mor area of Ghumdhum union of Naikhyangchhari upazila in Bandarban early Monday.
A group of suspected people coming from Myanmar opened fire on the BGB personnel triggering a gun fight at about 5:30am, the release said.
Later, a Rohingya man was found injured on the spot and taken to Ukhiya Health Complex where doctors declared him dead.
New Age correspondent in Gazipur, quoting Rapid Action Battalion-1 crimes prevention company commander Md Kamruzzaman, reported that Nurul was killed in a ‘gunfight’ with RAB members in Tetulbari area under Kashimpur in Gazipur at about 3:00am on Monday.
The RAB official said that they seized 1.7 lakh Yaba tablets and a firearm from the spot.
Over 500 people were killed in ‘gunfights’ with law enforcement agencies during ongoing anti-drug drive since May 2018.
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