2 'drug peddlers' killed in Chattogram 'gunfight'

2 ‘drug peddlers’ killed in Chattogram ‘gunfight’

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Dhaka- Two suspected drug peddlers were killed in a reported gunfight with members of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) at Motijharna in the city’s Khulshi area in Chattogram early Friday.The deceased could not be identified yet.Tipped off, a team of Rab-7 conducted a drive in the area and challenged a microbus around 1:30 am, said assistant superintendent of Chattogram Police Mimtanur Rahman of Rab-7.

When the elite force members encircled the microbus, the criminals opened fire on the law enforcers forcing them to fire back in self-defence.After a brief gunfight, the Rab members recovered the bodies of two criminals.

Two Rab members were slightly injured in the incident.The elite force recovered 85 kgs of hemp, one firearm and five shells of bullets from the spot. UNB

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