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2 ‘drug traders’ killed in ‘gunfights’

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Staff Reporter
Two suspected drug traders were killed in separate gunfights with members of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) in Mirpur of the city and Narayanganj early Tuesday.
In Dhaka, suspected drug trader Ibrahim Pilot Babu, 35, was killed in a reported gunfight with the elite force members in Beribad area around 4 am.
Rab members also recovered arms, bullet and a huge quantity of drugs from the spot.
In Narayanganj, Nadim, 25, a suspected notorious drug trader was killed in a reported gunfight with Rab members in Rupganj around 2:30 am.
Sources at the Rab headquarters confirmed the incidents.
With the latest deaths, at least 129 people were killed in 'gunfights' with members of law enforcement agencies while 37 bodies of suspected drug traders were recovered after reported gun battles between rival groups dur-ing the countrywide anti-narcotic drives since 15 May.