A suspected top terroriswas killed in a ‘gunfight’ with Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) members in Cox’s Bazar municipality area Saturday early morning.
The deceased was identified as Ashraf Ali alias Ashu Ali, 25. He was wanted in 12 cases including of murder.
Wing Commander of Rab-15 Ajim Ahmed said Ashu Ali was shot dead during a gunfight with Rab members in Shahittika Palli area of city’s ward-6.
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In the last three years at least five people were killed by Ashu Ali, Rab sources said.
Locals said he and his gang Ashu Bahini established a reign of terror at Shahittika Palli and Samiti Bazar area was dominated.
In 2019 when leader of the gang Amir Khan was killed in a gunfight with police, Ashu Ali became the head of the gang, they said.
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