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Man killed in Jhenaidah ‘gunfight’ with police

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Man killed in Jhenaidah ‘gunfight’ with police

Thereport24.com Correspondent, Jhenaidah:

A man was killed in a gun battle with police in Jhenaidah’s Maheshpur upazila early on Saturday.

Police did not name the victim but said he was a robber.

The shootout took place at Katakhali area on Kaliganj-Jibannagar road at around 02:30am.

Police recovered two local firearms, five rounds and three handmade bombs from the scene.

Ajbahar Ali, additional superintendent of police in Jhenaidah, said a police team went to Katakhali after a tip-off that a gang of robbers were preparing for robbery by placing logs on the street.

“The robbers hurled bombs at police, forcing police to open fire. One of the robbers sustained bullet injuries and died on the scene while the others fled,” he said.

“The body was taken to Maheshpur Police Station.”

Ends/thereport24.com/MI/Jul 30, 2016