Tales from the Crossfire Gazette
[Bangla Daily Star] An alleged robber
This was written by no mere Bangladeshi reporter, but by a trained journalist. Somehow, one can tell.
was killed during a "shootout" between personnel and an armed gang in Maheshkhali of Cox's Bazar early yesterday.
Cox's Bazar is where the very coolest miscreants hang out.
Two Rab personnel -- Md Asaduzzaman, assistant superintendent of police and constable Tajul Islam -- were also injured in the hour-long shootout around 4:00am, said sources in Rab-7.
A hernia and a bruised ego...
No splinters? Pikers!
The law enforcers seized a double-barrel shotgun, two single-barrel guns, two other guns, seven cartridges, 12 used cartridges and four machetes from the spot, the sources said.
Alas, no shutter gun. Perhaps it's been sent back for reconditioning?
Deceased Abul Kashem, 32,
No alias for him so you know he's not important...
But he does have two names, which suggests someone once loved him.
was a member of the notorious gang "Kala Jahangir Bahini", claimed the sources.
Ahhh. One of the Bahinis. You'd think they'd have tired of still being outside the law after all these years. You would, of course, be wrong.
They said Rab personnel, led by its commanding officer Lt Col Saiful Karim,
Soon to be full Colonel Saiful Karim...
went on a drive at Kalur Bridge area following a tip off.
Another fifty-spot to Mahmoud the Weasel...
The man does have school fees to pay for a couple of grandnieces...
About 12 to 15 members of the gang were preparing for a robbery,
Where? In a banana grove? At the secret lair? Details, we want details!
said Lt Commander Nuruzzaman, Chandgaon camp commander of Rab-7.

Spider senses tingling at the proximity of the elite force,
"Hark! The spider sense! It tingles!"
the robbers fired 12 shots at the law enforcers
Missing completely...
and the Rab personnel retaliated with 81 shots, added the Rab personnel.
That's a lot of shots. Either the boys need more time at the range or they just had to make it look good...
I hear tell it's just plain fun to shoot guns. So that's another possibility.
Kashem was hit
...one behind each ear as planned and, er, 'executed'...
and he was struck down in his prime, said squadron leader Nazmul Hossain, second-in-command of Rab-7, adding that the cohorts of Kashem managed to run away flee
...as if they'd never been there...
leaving the arms and ammunition behind.
Carefully planted by the RAB-7...
No! It cannot be, and I am shocked, shocked! that you would bandy such a horrid accusation.
Nazmul said Kashem was bullet hit during another shootout with the elite force in 2011 in Maheshkhali.
I don't believe it -- he lived?
He said over 25 cases were filed against him with different cop shoppes of Cox's Bazar.
Wanted on a good many more than twelve systems, that one. Thanks be that the Rab got him properly this time.

Posted by: Fred 2013-02-16