A pirate was killed allegedly in a gunfight with the members of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) in Patharghata upazila of Barguna early Friday.
However, the identity of the deceased could nott be known immediately.
According to Rab-8 sources a team of Rab-8 took position on the bank of Bishkhali river at Badurtola area around 2 am. Sensing the presence of law enforcers, the pirates opened fire at the Rab members forcing them to fire back that triggered a gunfight.
After the gunfight, Rab found a pirate lying on the ground with bullet wounds.
On information, police rushed to the spot and sent the pirate to the Patharghata Upazila Health Complex where the doctor declared him dead, said Abul Bashar, officer-in-charge of Patharghata Police Station.