Two alleged hijackers were shot during a gunfight with Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) in the Azimpur area of Dhaka on Tuesday afternoon.
Law enforcement officials said a group including the two was attempting to hijack a car by providing false identities as members of police’s Detective Branch when the incident occurred.
The injured Mosarraf Hossain, 40, and Monir Hossain, 35, were admitted to Dhaka Medical College Hospital at around 4pm. Mosarraf sustained bullet injuries in his right thigh, while Monir was shot in his left thigh, said RAB 10 Commanding Officer Shahabuddin Khan.
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From left, Mosarraf Hossain and Monir Hossain, suspected hijackers posing as Detective Branch members who were shot in a gunfight with RAB in the Azimpur area of Dhaka on July 25, 2017 Dhaka Tribune
The RAB 10 CO said: “Acting on a tip-off, a team from RAB 10 pursued a group of hijackers when they were attempting to hijack a car at around 2:00pm on Tuesday. Sensing the presence of law enforcement, the hijackers opened fire and RAB responded in kind.”
Though the two injured members of the gang were arrested, others managed to flee the scene, he added.
Two firearms were seized from the possession of the detainees.