A former ward councilor has been killed in a reported gunfight with police personnel at Magurunda village of Chunarughat upazila in Habiganj.
The deceased was identified as Yunus Miah, 40, former councilor of ward No. 9 in Chunarughat municipality.
On secret information that a gang of drug traders was trading Yaba, a team of police conducted a drive in the area early on Monday morning, said Azmiruzzaman, officer-in-charge of Chunarughat Police Station.
Sensing the presence of police, the drug traders attacked the law enforcers with sharp weapons, forcing them to retaliate that triggered the shootout.
The gunbattle left Yunus bullet injured.
Later, the injured was rushed to Chunarughat Health Complex where doctors declared him dead.
Police said that Yunus had long been involved with Yaba trading.
A police member was also injured in the gunfight, said the OC.