Two brothers killed in Cox’s Bazar ‘gunfight’

Two suspected drug traders were killed in a reported gunfight with police on Friday morning in Chwakbazar area in Teknaf upazila of Cox’s Bazar.

The deceased are- Md Faruk, 37, and Ajadul Haque, 24, sons of Aminul Haque of Chandanaish area in Chattogram.

Pradeep Kumar Das, officer-in-charge of Teknaf Police Station, said according to the confessional statements of the two brothers, police took them in a drug recovery drive in the area at around 5am.

As soon as the police team reached the area, drug smugglers fired at law enforcers, triggering a skirmish, the OC added.

He also said that the brothers were injured in the gunfight. They were taken to Teknaf Upazila Health Complex, later shifted them to Cox’s Bazar Sadar Hospital where the doctor pronounced them dead.

The bodies were kept in the hospital’s morgue, he added.

Police recovered 20,000 pieces of yaba pills, two local weapons and 11 cartridges from the spot, the OC said.

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