Cop-robbers 'gunfight' in Joypurhat, 2 held

Cop-robbers ‘gunfight’ in Joypurhat, 2 held

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Dhaka – Two suspected robbers sustained bullet wounds while four policemen were injured in a gunfight between police and robbers at Balighata in Panchbibi upazila early Monday.Tipped off that a group of dacoits were taking preparation at Balighata to commit robbery, a police team conducted a drive there, said officer in-charge of Panchbibi Police Station Ashraful Islam.However, sensing the presence of the law enforcers, the robbers opened fire to them, prompting the law enforcers to retaliate when two robbers — Milon and Rafiqul — sustained bullet wounds.Besides, four policemen, including assistant sub-inspector Hossain Ali, were injured during the drive.The injured policemen and the robbers were admitted to Joypurhat Modern Hospital.Police also recovered a foreign pistol and a few local weapons from the spot, said the OC adding, a case has been filed with Panchbibi Police Station in this connection.UNB news agency

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