‘Shootout’ with RAB in Tangail leaves two dead
Two members of Sarbahara Party were killed and three others injured in a ‘gunfight’ with Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) personnel at Maishamara village in Tangail Sadar upazila early Wednesday. Rab syas one of the dead was a Union Parishad member. Three others were detained from the spot. The Rab says all of them belonged to the ‘extremist outfit’, but did not spell at any details about it. The dead have been identified as Akbar Hossain, member of Baghil Union Parishad and Monu Mia, said Tangail-based Rab’s Company Commander Md Mohiuddin Faruqi.
He said the three other ‘extremists’ have been taken to the Tangail Medical College and Hospital with bullet wounds. RAB raided Gugra Union’s Maisha Village on a tip-off that extremists had gathered in the area, said RAB official Faruqi. “Sensing that a raid was on, 10 to 12 extremists barged into one Shahadat Hossain’s house in the village and fired at RAB. That is when we retaliated,” he told bdnews24.com. Hossain and Mia died on the spot during the ‘shootout’, said Faruqi, adding two firearms and ammunition were recovered from there, according to bdnews23.com.