Members of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) today (January 23, 2023) arrested two suspected members of new militant group 'Jamatul Ansar Fil Hindal Sharqiya' after a gunfight at Kutupalong Rohingya camp in Ukhia upazila of Cox's Bazar. The arrestees were identified as Ronobir, a Shura member and head of the armed wing of the militant group, and his associate Bashar, a bomb-making expert. Read more: 12 militants, 14 KNF members arrested so far in anti-militancy drive in Bandarban: RAB A team of Rab-15 conducted a drive in Kutupalong Rohingya camp this morning, said ASP Abu Salam Chowdhury from Cox's Bazar Rab-15. Sensing the presence of law enforcers, the militants opened fire on them, forcing the Rab personnel to fire back, he added. Rab arrested the duo along with arms and explosives from a den in the camp following the gunfight. Details will be revealed at a press briefing at Ukhiya Rohingya camp area, the officer said. Read more: 3 ‘members of new militant outfit’ held with arms, explosives in Bandarban
A 32-year-old man has been shot dead during exchange of fire between two rival groups in Sujanagar upazila of Pabna, said police. The deceased was identified as Ershad Sheikh, a resident of the upazila. Read:UPDF man shot dead in JSS-UPDF ‘gunfight’ in Rangamati The two sides attacked each other and exchanged fire on yesterday night (September 4, 2022) over the damage of crops by cattle in Chalna village of Bhaina union that left several people injured, said Pabna Senior Assistant Superintendent of Police (Sujanagar Circle) Rabiul Islam. The injured were rushed to Pabna General Hospital where doctors declared Ershad dead, he added. Some local people vandalized and torched a number of houses in the village following the death. Read: 15 inured in Cox’s Bazar gunfight Police were deployed at the spot and brought the situation under control at night. Legal action will be taken after an investigation, said the officer.
A 34-year-old man was killed in a gunfight between the activists of Jana Sanghati Samity (JSS) and United People's Democratic Front (UPDF) at Kattoli Tripurachhara in Rangamati on Tuesday, police said on Wednesday. The deceased was identified as Shyamal Chakma, an activist of UPDF. The gunfight took place in the bordering area of two upazilas --Naniarchar and Langadow from 8 pm to 10:30 pm that left Shyamal dead and four others injured. Read:Youth killed in gunfight between 2 UPDF factions in Khagrachhari Aongya Marma, a spokesperson for UPDF, said the gunmen of JSS attacked Shyamal on Tuesday night and opened fire on him, leaving him dead. Obaidur Rahman, additional superintendent of Rangamati Police, said a team of law enforcement agencies including army left for the spot. Sanzid Ahmed, officer-in-charge of Langadu Police Station said the exact number of the deceased could not be known yet. Meanwhile, the JSS in their official facebook page claimed it has killed six UPDF members and seized two arms from the spot.
An indigenous youth was killed in a gunfight between two factions of United People's Democratic Front (UPDF) in Matiranga upazila of Khagrachhari district Monday morning, said police. The deceased was identified as Uttam Kumar Tripura, 25, son of local headman Sunil Tripura. Mohammad Ali, officer-in-charge (OC) of Matiranga police station, said activists of two regional armed groups- UPDF( Prosit) and UPDF Democratic exchanged gunfire around 5:30 am at Sukumar Karbaripara of Taindong union, leaving the youth dead on spot and two others injured. Read:4 killed in gunfight between unidentified groups in Bandarban: Police On information, members of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB-23) led by Jaminipara Zone Commander Lt. Col. Zahidul Karim recovered the body, 22 firearms and 13 bullets from the scene, said the OC. One of the injured is Chigon Chizi Chakma, 24, a worker of UPDF (Prosit Group) while another escaped the scene. Meanwhile, UPDF district unit organizer Angya Marma condemned the incident and claimed that some unidentified masked men killed Uttam Kumar.
At least fifteen people were injured in a gunfight at Kuliapara of Khuruskul union in Cox's Bazar on Friday noon. Locals said that the two groups, one led by Faruk, and another by Rashed, had a longstanding dispute over a piece of land. After Juma prayer, an altercation broke out over the matter between them that resulted in the clash, leaving at least fifteen people wounded. At one stage of the altercation, Rashed's brother Abu Sufian and Manzoor's nephew Babu opened fire, alleged Faruk. “Fifteen people, including Faruk, were injured in the firing,” he added. Later, they were rushed to Cox’s Bazar sadar hospital. Of them, one named Iftadul, has been sent to Chittagong Medical College Hospital as his condition worsened. Read: 2 killed, 10 injured in Cox's Bazar gunfight The injured people were being treated at the hospital, said Cox's Bazar Sadar Hospital Resident Medical Officer Ashikur Rahman. Among the injured, six people are in critical condition, Rahman added. On information, a team of police was sent to the spot in the evening, said Sheikh Munir Ul Gias, officer-in-charge (OC) of Cox's Bazar Sadar Model Police. Further action will be taken after the investigation, the OC added.
Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) claimed to have gunned down a suspected robber during a gunfight in Singair upazila of Manikganj district in the early hours of Thursday. The deceased was identified as Kaisar Ahmed, son of Lokman Hossain of Panchbibi upazila of Joypurhat district. A Rab-4 patrol team was heading towards the Singair highway on a microbus around 12.30am when a gang of robbers ambushed the vehicle, said the director of Rab's legal and media wing, Commander Khandaker Al Moin. "A gunfight ensued between the robbers and the elite force. Though his accomplices managed to escape, Kaisar was found dead after the gunfight," the officer said. READ: 4 killed in gunfight between unidentified groups in Bandarban: Police Two Rab personnel were also injured during the gunfight. They are being treated at Dhaka Combined Military Hospital. The elite force also seized two pistols, four sharp weapons and two torch lights from the possession of the deceased.
The prime accused in the murder of a local journalist was killed in a reported gunfight with members of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) in Adarsha Sadar upazila of Cumilla early Sunday. The deceased were identified as Md Raju, son of Sadek Mia of Bishnupur village in Cumilla Adarsha Sadar upazila. Tipped off, a team of Rab-11 conducted a drive in the area to arrest Raju at Golabari around 2 am, said Major Mohammad Sakib Hossain, company commander of Rab-11. Sensing the presence of the elite force members, he opened fire on Rab, forcing them to fire back, he said. At one stage, Raju was caught in the line of fire and sustained injuries. READ: 4 killed in gunfight between unidentified groups in Bandarban: Police Later, he was taken to Cumilla Medical College and Hospital where doctors declared him dead. Mohiuddin Sarker Naim, a staff reporter of local newspaper 'Cumillar Dak', was shot dead by suspected drug peddlers along Hayderabadnagar border in the upazila on Wednesday night. On Thursday, a murder case was filed at the Burichang police station on a complaint from the deceased journalist’s mother Najma Akter. Md Raju, 24, wanted in several narcotics cases, was named as the main accused in the case filed against nine people including three unnamed ones. On April 15, police arrested four accused.
One man was killed and 27 people were wounded when two people got into a gunfight during a car show that's part of an annual community event in a small southeast Arkansas town, authorities said Sunday. A person who left the scene of the Saturday evening shooting has been arrested on unrelated charges and is being questioned about the shooting in Dumas, a city of about 4,000 located about 90 miles (144 kilometers) southeast of Little Rock, Arkansas State Police Col. Bill Bryant said. “All we know at this time, there was two individuals that got in a gunfight,” Bryant said at a Sunday afternoon news conference. Read:Car runs into Carnival revelers in Belgium, killing 6 He said several children were among the wounded, including two under the age of 2. The car show is part of a community event held each spring called Hood-Nic, which is short for neighborhood picnic. The Hood-Nic Foundation says on its website that its mission is to “rebuild, reunite, and respond to the needs of the youth in our communities.” The event, which helps raise funds for scholarships and school supplies, also included a bonfire, a basketball tournament, musical performances, a teen party and a balloon release. “The purpose of Hood-Nic has always been to bring the community together,” the foundation said on its Facebook page. “This senseless violence needs to end.” “It’s always been a family-friendly event with a message of non-violence,” said Kris Love-Keys, the foundation's chief development officer. Cameron Shaffer, 23, of Jacksonville, Arkansas, was killed in the gunfire, Bryant said. He said authorities have no indication that he was involved in the gunfight. Earlier in the day, Gov. Asa Hutchinson said on Twitter that one of the two suspects had been arrested and was being held on unrelated charges. But state police later would only say the person who was arrested was being questioned. “As the investigation continues I will examine details to see if there are any steps that could have been taken to prevent this type of tragedy,” Hutchinson said. Read:Car crash kills 7 in southern Myanmar Six people under the age of 18 who were wounded by gunfire were taken to Arkansas Children’s Hospital in Little Rock, according to a spokeswoman. Most had been released as of Sunday afternoon. Wallace McGehee, the car show's organizer, told KARK that that when the bullets started flying, he began “running, ducking, getting down, trying to get kids out of the way.” Candace McKinzie, who helped organize the event, told The New York Times that the gunfire seemed to come out of nowhere. “You went from laughing and talking and eating and everything to random firing,” she said. McKinzie said people started running and tripping over one another and older people were falling. Those who were shot include McKinzie’s cousin and sister. She said both were expected to recover. Chris Jones, a Democrat running for Arkansas governor, tweeted that he was at the event earlier Saturday, registering voters and enjoying “a positive family atmosphere.” “I am deeply saddened (and honestly angered) by this tragedy,” Jones said in a statement.
At least two people were killed in a gunfight between the activists of Jana Sanghati Samity (JSS) and United People's Democratic Front (UPDF) in Baghaichhari upazila of Rangamati district Wednesday noon. The deceased were identified as Janan Chakma, a member of JSS (Santu Larma faction), and Manimoy Chakma, a member of the United People's Democratic Front (UPDF). Read: 2 ‘robbers’ killed in Bhola ‘gunfight’ According to locals, the gunfight began between the activists of JSS and the UPDF in 2 Kilo area of Baghaichhari upazila around 12pm over establishing dominance in the area, leaving the duo dead on the spot. Manu Mia, a Bengali worker, suffered injuries as he was caught in the line of fire. Read: 2 ‘criminals’ killed in Moulvibazar ‘gunfight’ Injured Manu Mia is undergoing treatment at Baghaichhari Upazila Health Complex. Anwar Hossain, Officer-in-charge of Baghaichhari Police Station, said law enforcers have been deployed in the area. “However, the situation is not under control yet.”
A pirate was killed allegedly in a gunfight with the members of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) in Patharghata upazila of Barguna early Friday. However, the identity of the deceased could nott be known immediately. Read: 2 ‘robbers’ killed in Bhola ‘gunfight’ According to Rab-8 sources a team of Rab-8 took position on the bank of Bishkhali river at Badurtola area around 2 am. Sensing the presence of law enforcers, the pirates opened fire at the Rab members forcing them to fire back that triggered a gunfight. After the gunfight, Rab found a pirate lying on the ground with bullet wounds. Read:Cumilla councillor's murder: Prime accused killed in ‘gunfight’ On information, police rushed to the spot and sent the pirate to the Patharghata Upazila Health Complex where the doctor declared him dead, said Abul Bashar, officer-in-charge of Patharghata Police Station.