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Two suspected robbers killed in ‘gunfight’ with cops

Update : 05 May 2015, 07:53 PM

Two alleged robbers were killed in  ‘gunfight’ with police at Bhutgari in Panchbibi upazila early yesterday. The deceased were identified as Salam and Babu.

Farid Hossain, officer-in-charge of Panchbibi police station said on a tip-off,a team of police conducted a drive in the area around 3am while a gang of robbers was preparing to commit a robbery at Shirtri Bazar.

Sensing the presence of police, the hoodlums opened fire on the law enforcers, prompting them to retaliate that triggered a gun battle, he said.

Two members of the gang were caught in the line of fire and died on the spot.

Two policemen were also injured during the gunfight. Police arrested an injured robber named Boilashi. The law enforcers also recovered two foreign pistols, one magazine and three rounds of bullet from the scene.

Superintendent of police Molla Nazrul Islam confirmed the incident. 

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