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Bangladesh: Four suspected bandits killed during shootout with RAB in Sundarbans

Bangladesh: Four suspected bandits killed during shootout with RAB in Sundarbans

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 29 May 2019, 04:34 pm

Dhaka, May 29 (IBNS): The Rapid Action Battalion have killed four suspected forest bandits during an alleged shootout in Bangladesh's Sundarbans area, media reports said.

The incident took place at the Chandpai Range area in Purba Sundarbans in the early hours of Wednesday, additional Police Superintendent Md Tajul Islam, law officer (training communication) of RAB-8 team told bdnews24 news portal.

According to RAB, one of the dead was identified as Hasan, who used to lead a gang of forest bandits named 'Hasan Bahini'. The gang was involved in kidnapping local fishermen in the area for ransom, reported the news portal.

The other three person could not be identified.

A group of bandits opened fire on a RAB team patrolling the Jongrar Khal area. The elite force subsequently retaliated, Superintendent Tajul told bdnews24.

"At one point, four bullet-ridden bodies were found lying on the spot. Local fishermen later identified one of them as Hasan," he said.

Bangladesh: Four suspected bandits killed during shootout with RAB in Sundarbans

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