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Suspected drug trader killed in Mymensingh ‘gunfight’
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Suspected drug trader killed in Mymensingh ‘gunfight’

Mymensingh, Sept 27 – A suspected drug trader was killed in a ‘gunfight’ with police at Nalkakra in Tarakanda upazila early Friday.The deceased was identified as Abdul Karim, 45, son of Akkas Ali of the village. He was wanted in 15 criminal cases.
Tipped off that some ‘drug traders’ gathered in the area for drug trading, a team of police conducted a drive in the area around 2:30 am, said Shah Kamal Akand, officer-in-charge of Tarakanda Police Station.
Sensing presence of the law enforcers, the criminals opened fire on them, forcing them to fire back in self-defense.
After a brief gunfight, police recovered the body of Karim from the spot while others managed to flee the scene.
One pipe gun and 200 grams of heroin were recovered from the spot. – UNB

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