Four Rohingya men killed in ‘gunfights’

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Four Rohingya men were killed in 'gunfights' with Bangladesh law enforcement in Teknaf and Ukhia upazilas of Cox’s Bazar district on Friday.

The deceased are Bashir Ahmad, Hamid Hossain, Mohammad Rafique and Roingya. Four of them were members of Rohingya community.

Police said they were members of a Rohingya ‘terrorist organisation.’ Bashir and Hamid are brothers of Abdul Hakim alias ‘Hakim Dakat’, the chief of the terror organisation. The other two were their associates.

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Confirming the Rohingya men’s death in 'gunfights', Cox’s Bazar district police superintendent ABM Masud Hossain told Prothom Alo that through sources police came to know that top terror Abdul Hakim with his associates was staying in Teknaf’s Chakmarpara area.

Following this information, he added, a large number of police along with local people conducted raids in the hilly areas that triggered gunfights between the police and terrorist group. Later, the bodies of Bashir, Hamid, Rafique and Roingya were recovered from the spot.

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Police claimed to have recovered four LGs, 20 rounds of bullets and 40 yaba tablets from there.

Earlier on 8 August, Abdul Hakim’s wife Ruby Aktar, 25, and his younger brother Kabir Ahmad, 42, were killed in ‘gunfights’.

The police super also said the bodies were first taken to Ukhia police station and later sent to Cox’s Bazar Sadar Hospital for autopsy.

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