6 cops hurt in ‘gunfight’ with ‘robbers’ in Cox’s Bazar; 6 held

6 cops hurt in ‘gunfight’ with ‘robbers’ in Cox’s Bazar; 6 held

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Dhaka- Six policemen, including two with bullets, were injured in a reported gunfight between a gang of robbers and police on Chakaria-Lama road at Kumari Bridge in Chakaria upazila early Monday.Police said tipped off that a gang of robbers were taking preparation to commit robbery in vehicles passing through the area around 3:30 am, a team of police raided the area.Sensing the presence of the law enforcers, the robbers opened fire towards policemen, prompting them to retaliate which triggered a gunfight.Two police constables sustained bullet injuries during the gunfight while four others, including Assistant superintendent of Police Matiur Islam and Bakhtier Uddin Chowdhury, officer-in-charge of Chakaria Police Station, were injured in a scuffle while arresting the robbers.Police also arrested six robbers and recovered four firearms, 16 bullet shells and two sharp weapons, from their possession.They are-Abdur Rahim, Mozammel, Mohiuddin, Abul Hossain, Hossain Ali and Belal of Chakaria upazila. Of them, Belal was wanted in seven cases filed with Chakaria police Station, said the OC.UNB news agency

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