Man killed in Cox's Bazar gunfight: Police

A man was killed what the law enforcement called a gunfight with police in Maheshkhaliapara area of Teknaf, Cox's Bazar early Saturday, reports UNB.

The deceased was identified as Ariful Islam alias Arif, 22, was an accused in several cases, according to the police.

Tipped of that a gang of terrorists was staying in the area, a team of police conducted a drive around 3:00am, UNB quoted Pradip Kumar Das, officer-in-charge of Teknaf police station, to say.

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When the team reached the area, the terrorists opened fire on them, forcing them to fire back in self-defence, triggering the skirmish.

After the gunfight, police rescued bullet-wounded Arif.

Later, he was taken to Teknaf upazila health complex where physicians declared him dead.

The policemen were also injured, claimed the OC.