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Three killed as pirate groups trade bullets in Noakhali

By :The Report Desk
Published : Sep 30, 2022 12:24:00 AM | National

A prolonged gun battle between two pirate gangs intending to establish supremacy in Noakhali's Hatia in the wee hours of Thursday have left three dead.

The deceased were identified as Shahraj (35), Kabir (40) and Nurun Nabi (45), police confirmed.

Hatia Police Station Office-in-Charge Amir Hossain said that the bodies were recovered from Char Ghasia before being sent to Hatia's Chairman Ghat Police Outpost.

The corpses will be sent to Noakhali 250 Bed General Hospital for autopsies early Friday, he added.

Earlier, Bangladesh Coast Guard (BCG) claimed to have detained five robbers with arms following the turf war.

The detainees are Md Hinju, 37, of Noakhali's Char Jabbar; Mohammad Harun, 37, of Lakshmipur's Ramgati, Mohammad Liton, 35, from the district's Char Gazi village, Mohammad Mosharof, 36, of Abdul Munshirhat Kalkini village and Azim Bepari, 27, of Char Abdullah village.

During its drive, Coast Guard seized three single-shot rifles, two rounds of bullets, six machetes, five spears and many iron rods from them.

According to locals, two robbers, who are also brothers, Khokon and Fakhrul were at loggerheads over establishing supremacy in Char Ghasia. Recently, Fakhrul took hold of the area after the law enforcers caught Khokon.