Two suspected robbers have been killed in a “gunfight” with Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) in Gomostopur upazila of Chapainawabganj district.
The deceased could not be indentified immediately.
RAB 5 Chapainawabganj Camp Captain Squadron Leader Mohammad Sayed Abdullah Al-Murad said: “A group of robbers opened fire at a RAB patrolling team around 12:30am on Monday. “
In retaliation, the elite force members fired back, leaving two of the robbers injured while the others managed to flee the scene.
Meanwhile, four RAB members were injured during the incident.
Later, the on-duty officer declared the two robbers dead when taken to Upazila Heath Complex. The injured RAB officials were released after primary treatment.
Besides, two firearms, four rounds of bullets, and a motorcycle were recovered from the spot.
Chapainawabganj police station Sub-Inspector Ainul Islam said: “The bodies have been sent to Chapainawabganj Sadar Hospital.”