8 more drug dealers killed in ‘gunfights’

MNA National Desk: As the countrywide crackdown against drugs continues, eight suspected drug dealers were killed in reported gunfights with law enforcers in the early hours of Tuesday.

During the reported gunfights between drug dealers and police or RAB members, two alleged drug peddlers were killed in Cumilla’s Aranyapur, two in Nilphamari, and one each in Netrokona, Feni’s Lemua, Chuadanga’s Alamdanga, Chattogram’s Bayezid and Dinajpur, claimed the law enforcers.

Around 27 people, mostly suspected drug peddlers or drug addicts, were killed in reported gunfights with law enforcers across the country in the last 21 days as of Monday, said human rights body Ain O Salish Kendra (ASK).

Of them, 10 were killed in ‘gun battles’ with Rapid Action Battalion (RAB), eight with police and nine others with Detective Branch (BB) of police across the country during the period, according the ASK statistics.

A total of 18 suspected drug traders or drug addicts were killed in ‘gunfights’ with RAB and police across the country in the only last six days alone, it said.


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