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7 ‘Rohingya robbers’ killed in Cox’s Bazar ‘gunfight’

Rtv online desk
|  02 Mar 2020, 00:00 | Update : 02 Mar 2020, 19:51
7 ‘Rohingya robbers’ killed in Cox’s Bazar ‘gunfight’
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Seven suspected members of a Rohingya robber gang were killed in a ‘gunfight’ with members of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) on a hill in Teknaf upazila under Cox’s Bazar district early Monday.
 
The identities of the deceased could not be known yet.
 
Tipped off that a gang of robbers of ‘Jokey Group’ was taking preparation to commit robbery in Jadimora-Mochni area of the hill behind Rohingya camp No 27, a team of Rab conducted a drive there around 4:30am, said Mirza Shahed Mahtab, company commander of Rab-15.
 
Sensing the presence of law enforcers, the robbers opened fire on them prompting them to fire back in self-defense that triggered the gunfight, Mahtab said.
 
After two and a half hours of the gunfight, the elite force members recovered seven bodies from the spot.
 
They also recovered two firearms from the spot.

Source: UNB

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