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2 killed in 'gunfights'

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UNB, Dhaka :
Two suspected drug traders were killed in separate 'gunfights' with members of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) in Narayanganj and Kushtia early Tuesday.
In Narayanganj, Mohammad Rekon, 36, hailing from Meherpur was killed in a reported gunfight with Rab on Dhaka-Chattogram highway in Chattogram road area around 5:30am. Major Ashik, acting commanding
officer of Rab-11, said that being tipped off that a big consignment of Yaba was coming from Cox's Bazar, a team of Rab set up a check post in the area around 4 am. Over suspicious movement, the Rab members signaled a truck to stop at the check post around 5 am.
Denying the order, the Yaba traders opened fire on the elite force from inside the truck, prompting them to retaliate, triggering the 'gunfight'. Later, the Rab members found an unidentified man with bullet injuries. The injured was taken to Victoria Hospital where doctors declared him dead. However, the law enforcers found the national identity card and driving license in his pocket, the Rab official said. Three Rab members were injured in the 'gunfight'. Among them, inspector Rabiul received bullet.
The elite force also recovered Yaba, a foreign pistol and several rounds of bullet from the sopt.
In Kushtia, Hamidul Islam, chief of notorious terrorist gang 'Hamidul Bahini', son of late Rustom Ali of Etbhata area, was killed in a reported gunfight with Rab in Char Milpara area around 5:22am.
Being tipped off that a gang of drug and arms trader was staying there, a team of the elite force conducted a drive in the area, said M Muhaiminur Rashid, company commander of Rab-12. Sensing the presence of the elite force, the gang members opened fire on them, prompting them to fire back, triggering the 'gun battle'.
The 'gunfight' left Hamidul dead on the spot, said the Rab official.
The Rab team recovered two pistols, one foreign and another locally made, five rounds of bullet and two magazines from the spot. Two members of the elite force sustained injuries in the 'gunfight', the official said.

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