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Gunfight in Cox’s Bazar : 7 Rohingya robbers Died

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Seven suspected members of a Rohingya robber gang were killed in a ‘gunfight’ with members of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) on a hill in Teknaf upazila here early Monday. The identities of the deceased could not be known yet.

Tipped off that a gang of robbers of ‘Jokey Group’ was taking preparation to commit robbery in Jadimora-Mochni area of the hill behind Rohingya camp No 27, a team of Rab conducted a drive there around 4:30am, said Mirza Shahed Mahtab, company commander of Rab-15.

Sensing the presence of law enforcers, the robbers opened fire on them prompting them to fire back in self-defence that triggered the gunfight, Mahtab said.

After two and a half hours of the gunfight, the elite force members recovered seven bodies from the spot.

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