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7 Rohingyas killed in RAB ‘gunfight’

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Seven Rohingya men were killed in what law enforcers called a gunfight with the members of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) on a hill in Cox's Bazar's Teknaf upazila early Monday.

Seven Rohingya men were killed in what law enforcers called a gunfight with the members of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) on a hill in Cox's Bazar's Teknaf upazila early Monday.

The identities of the deceased could not be known yet.

Tipped off that a gang of ‘Jokey Group’ was taking preparation to commit robbery in Jadimora-Mochni 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 group members opened fire on them prompting them to fire back in self-defence that triggered the gunfight, Mahtab added.

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

They also recovered two firearms from the spot.

 

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