‘Terrorist’ killed in Laxmipur ‘gunfight’ with cops

‘Terrorist’ killed in Laxmipur ‘gunfight’ with cops


Laxmipur – An alleged member of a terrorist gang was killed in a ’gunfight’ between police and his associates at Baropol
in Sadar upazila early Thursday.Superintendent of police ASM Mahtab Uddin said a team of Chandraganj Police Station arrested Kawsar, a member of a terrorist gang and son of Yunus of Pashchim Latifpur village in the upazila, from Baropol area on Wednesday.

Later, the law enforcers launched a drive in the area in the dead of night to recover hidden firearms, he said.Sensing the presence of police, Kawsar’s associates opened fire on them, prompting the law enforcers to fire back, triggering a gunfight.Kawsar was caught in the line of fire and died on the spot while other members of the gang managed to escape.Three policemen– sub-inspector Kawsar Chowdhury and constables Ibrahim Hossain and Mohsin were also injured during the gunfight.Police also recovered one light gun and four rounds of bullet from the spot.Kawsar is wanted in several cases, including for killing of Awami League leader Faruk Hossain, the SP added.agences


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