Sunday, May 25, 2008

Outlaw killed in Rab 'crossfire'

An outlaw was killed in crossfire between Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) and his accomplices at Haripur village of Atrai upazila in Naogaon in the early hours yesterday.

The dead man, Ujjal alias Swapan of Hingalkandi village, was a member of an outlawed party, Rab said in a press release.

The rab statement said that a group of terrorists opened fire on a Rab team out on a special drive at Haripur village at around 3:40am, forcing Rab members to shoot back.

The criminals fled after a 12-minute shootout. Rab discovered Ujjal in a critically injured state and rushed him to Atrai Health complex, where he was declared dead on arrival.

The press release, quoting locals said, in addition to being an outlaw Ujjal was also a bomb expert, extortionist and an accused in a number of cases.

Rab also recovered a gun, four bombs, a 39-inch machete, a knife, two bullets, a cartridge and torchlight from the scene of shooting.

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