Two suspected robbers have been killed in a ‘gunfight’ with members of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) in Kuicchagara area of Gomostopur upazila in Chapainawabganj.
The identities of the deceased couldn’t be known yet.
Squadron Syed Abdullah AL Murad, camp commander of Rab-5, said on information that a gang of robbers numbering 5/6 was taking preparation for committing robbery around 12: 15am on Monday a team of Rab members conducted a drive.
Sensing the presence of the elite force members, the robbers opened fire on them, prompting them to retaliate, triggering a gunfight which left the duo injured with bullet.
Other gang members managed to flee.
Being rescued, the injured robbers were taken to Gomostopur upazila health complex where doctors declared them dead.
The team also recovered a pistol, 4 rounds of bullet, one magazine and some sharp weapons.
Four Rab members also injured in the gunfight, said the Rab official.