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RAB encounter: 3 killed in Cox’s Bazar

Cox Bazar, July 29 (BAN/ AD): On Monday morning 3 people were killed “gunfights” with Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) in Dhaka and Cox’s Bazar districts. The killed people are Abdur Rahman, 42, Uma Faruq, 31, and Sumon. In Cox’s Bazar, two suspected drug dealers were killed in a reported gunfight with RAB 2 in Cox’s Bazar’s Teknaf upazila.

“Recently, we recovered drugs and also arrested a number of drug peddlers drives in Dhaka’s Dhanmondi area. Based on their information, we set up two temporary check posts in Teknaf Marine Drive Road around 4am, adjacent to the district’s Baharchara area, in order to catch their associates. This morning, a private car speeded away from the check post, disobeying the signal to stop.” Said RAB 2 Company Commander Mohiuddin Faruk.

The killed persons were taken to to Cox’s Bazar Sadar Hospital where they were declared dead. RAB has seized 300 bottles of phensedyl, 4,000 pieces of yaba pills, one gun, and four bullets from the scene. Also car belonging to the drug peddlers has been seized.Hospital is conducting autopsy. RAB said they were accused in 18 cases.

RAB official said “When we reached near Shikder Medical College, Sumon opened fired at us. In retaliation, we fired back that left Sumon dead.”

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