Cnews: Three more suspected drug peddlers were killed in separate purported gunfights with members of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) and DB police in Rajshahi and Gazipur on Thursday night and early Friday.
In Rajshahi, Belal and Nazmul, the top listed drug traders, according to the Home Ministry list, of Karamja village were killed in a 'gun battle' at Karamja village in Pabaupazila on Thursday night.
Tipped off, a team of Rab-5 conducted a drive in the area around 11 pm, said its deputy commander Major SM Ashraful Islam.
Sensing presence of the elite force, the alleged drug traders reportedly opened fire on the Rab troops.
When the elite force members fired back in 'self-defence', the 'drug pushers' fled the scene.
In Gazipur, Qamrul Islam Quamu, 38, a suspected drug peddler, was killed in a reported gunfight with DB police at Bhadun in Kaliganj upazila around 1:30 am, said officer-in-charge of DB Amir Hossain.
Police arrested Qamrul from Ulukhola area in the upazila along with 4,000 pieces of Yaba tablets and a private car on Thursday. He was wanted in 14 cases.