Pirates killed in Sundarban gunfight

Dhaka, Wednesday   19 June 2019

Pirates killed in Sundarban gunfight

 Bagerhat Correspondent Daily-Bangladesh

 Published: 03:19 PM, 24 April 2018  

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A suspected pirate was killed in a gunfight with members of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) in Aambaria area under Chandpai range of Sundarbans on Tuesday morning.

The identity of the deceased could not be ascertained immediately. However, Rab claimed that he was a member of Sattar robber gang.

According to RAB-8 media wing, a team of Rab-8 carried out a drive in the area around 5:30 am. Sensing the presence of the law enforcers, members of the robber gang opened fire on them, forcing the Rab personnel to retaliate that triggered a gunfight.

Several gunshots were traded between the gang and Rab members during the 40-minute gun battle. One robber was caught in the line of fire and died on the spot.

The Rab team also recovered three firearms and 17 rounds of bullets from the spot.

Kabirul Islam, officer-in-charge of Swarankhola Police Station, said RAB handed over the body to police. But initially we did not know his name. However, according to the local fishermen, he is a member of a robber gang.

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