Tuesday, February 4th, 2020

Suspected Rohingya robber killed in Cox’s Bazar ‘gunfight’

Published 10:00 pm | February 04, 2020

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Online Desk : A suspected Rohingya robber was killed in a reported gunfight with members of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) at Jadimora Rohingya camp in Teknaf upazila of Cox’s Bazar district early Tuesday. The deceased was identified as Elias, 40, a resident of D-block of the camp.

Mirza Shahed Mahtab, company commander of RAB-15 Teknaf camp, said a team of the elite force conducted a drive in the camp. Sensing the presence of law enforcers, the robber gang attacked them and opened fire on them, prompting them to fire back that triggered a gunfight, he said.

Elias received bullet injuries during the incident. He was taken to Teknaf Health Complex where doctors declared him dead, Mahtab said. Twelve other people, including three RAB members, were also injured in the gunfight. Two firearms and four cartridges were recovered from the spot, the RAB official said.

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