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Police firing kills BNP leader in Satkhira

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SATKHIRA: A local leader of BNP was killed in police shootout in Islamkati-Sujanshah area of Tala upazila in the district early Friday.The deceased SM Biplab Kabir, was the General Secretary of Jalalpur union unit BNP and son of late Seher Ali of Doha village in the upazila.Kamrul, Sub-Inspector of Tala police station told the banglamail tipped-off that a group of criminals were gathering in the area for conducting sabotage, a team of police raided there around 3 am.He said sensing the presence of police the criminals hurled some crude bombs on the law enforcers that prompted police to open fire.Police recovered the Biplab with bullet injuries during the firing, he said.Later, police arrested him from the area and took him to Sadar Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries on Friday morning.Police also recovered four sharp weapons from the area. SI Kamrul said Biplab was wanted in 10 cases.

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