Staff Reporter:A suspected leader of the outlawed Purba Banglar Communist Party was killed in a reported gunfight with members of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) at Dainna Chowdhury Madhyapara in Sadar upazila early Monday.
The deceased was identified as Sharif alias Farhad, 33, a resident of Gala village of the upazila and district unit president of the outlawed party.
Tipped off that Sharif along with his associates was staying in the area, a team of Rab conducted a drive there around 2am, said Major Robiul Islam of Rab-12.
Sensing presence of the elite force, Sharif and his cohorts attacked the team in a bid to protect them, triggering the gunfight.
After the gunfight, the Rab team recovered the body and one foreign pistol, one magazine and four bullets from the scene.unb