2 Rohingya robbers killed in Cox’s Bazar gunfight

The incident took place in Shalbagan near Jadimora Rohingya camp in Teknaf upazila, early Friday

Two alleged Rohingya robbers have been killed in a reported gunfight with the Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) in Cox’s Bazar.

The incident took place in Shalbagan near Jadimora Rohingya camp in Teknaf upazila, early Friday.

The deceased, identified as Abdul Hakim, 35, and Rashid Ullah, 30, were from Nayapara refugee camp, said RAB-15 Assistant Director (Media) Abdullah Sheikh Sadi.

On a tipoff, RAB raided Shalbagan where a gang of robbers were getting ready for a robbery.

Realizing RAB’s arrival, the robbers opened fire on them, forcing them to fire back.

Later, RAB recovered the dead bodies of two robbers from the spot, said Abdullah Sheikh Sadi.

He added that 15 locally made pistols, 28 rounds of bullets, and two sharp machetes were recovered from the scene.

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Speaking on the matter, Teknaf police station Officer-in-Charge Pradeep Kumar Das said: “We have sent the two dead bodies to Cox’s Bazar Sadar Hospital for autopsy. A case will be filed in this regard.”