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‘Outlawed party leader’ killed in Kushtia ‘gunfight’

    6 April, 2018 12:00 AM printer

KUSHTIA: A suspected regional leader of outlawed party ‘Lal Pataka’ was killed in a reported gunfight with the members of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) in Kumarkhali upazila early Thursday, reports UNB.

The deceased was identified as Abdul Kuddus, a regional commander of ‘Lal Pataka’, a faction of outlawed ‘Purba Banglar Communist Party’, hailing from Rajbari, said Abdul Khaleq, officer-in-charge of Kumarkhali Police Station.

Tipped off that a group of outlawed party members gathered in Garai River Char for carrying out sabotage in the area, a team of Rab-12 conducted a drive in the area around 5 am.

Sensing the presence of the elite force, the outlawed men opened fire to law enforcers, prompting them to fire back that triggered a gunfight.