One suspected pirate was killed in an alleged gunfight with Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) at Magnama of Pekua upazila in Cox's Bazar early Tuesday.
The deceased was identified as Dakat Badsha alias Kamal Hossain, 30.
Confirming the incident, CPSC Commander of Cox’s Bazar RAB, said, “A RAB patrol team conducted a raid at Magnama Ghat following a tip off. Sensing the presence of RAB, the pirates opened fire on them and the RAB team retaliated in defense.
Badsha was found shot and taken to Pekua Upazila Health Complex, where doctor pronounced him dead.
Mizanur Rahman, assistant director of legal and media wing of RAB, said, “Four guns, 20 rounds of bullets and four daggers have been seized from the spot.”