The identities of the deceased could not be ascertained yet.
Police Super Anisul Rahman said: “The deceased are professional robbers and extortionists. They had been disturbing some of the local brick field owners for extortion. We were informed that the robbers had gone to Khabir Uddin’s brick field to collect extortion.”
The police super said: “The robbers opened fire at us when we conducted a drive in the area to arrest them.
In retaliation, police fired back that left three of the robbers dead.
He said three police officials were also injured in the incident.
Meanwhile, two firearms, two rounds of bullets, two machetes and two hand bombs were recovered from the spot.