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An alleged robber was killed in a reported gunfight with members of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) in front of RAB check post on the Dhaka-Khulna Highway in Kahalpur area in Mollahat upazila of Bagerhat early on Monday.

The deceased could not be identified immediately.

Khandakar Rafiqul Islam, commanding officer of RAB-6, said that a team of RAB signaled two motorcycles ridden by six robbers while they were passing the Rab check post on the highway around 3:00am.

They avoided the signal and tried to flee away, said the RAB official.

When the elite force tried to nab them, the bikers opened fire on them, prompting them to retaliate that triggered a gunfight.

After 15 minutes of gunfights, they found a robber bullet-hit while five others fled away.

Later, the injured were rushed to Mollahat Upazila Health Complex where doctors declared him dead.

The RAB members recovered a pistol and three bullets from the spot.

Besides, a RAB member was injured in the gunfight, added the official.

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