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Two killed in Cox’s Bazar ‘gunfight’

June 24, 2019 00:00:00

COX'S BAZAR, June 23 (UNB): Two people, including a Rohingya man, accused of human trafficking, were killed in a reported gunfight with police at Katabunia in Teknaf upazila early Sunday.

The dead are Md Rubel Hossain (28), son of Rashid Ahmed of Naitonpara of the upazila; and Omar Faruk (33), son of Habibulla, a Rohingya refugee of Kutupalong camp.

Pardip Kumar Das, officer-in-charge of Teknaf thana, said police conducted a drive to arrest members of a human trafficking group around 12:30 am.

"The human traffickers opened fire as soon as our team reached the spot," he said. "Rubel and Faruk were killed in the gunfight."

They were accused in human trafficking cases. Police sent the bodies to Cox's Bazar Sadar Hospital for autopsy.

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