A suspected leader of the outlawed Purba Banglar Communist Party was killed in a reported gunfight with members of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) at Dainna Chowdhury Madhyapara in Sadar upazila of Tangail early Monday, UNB reports.
The deceased was identified as Sharif alias Farhad, 33, a resident of Gala village of the upazila and district unit president of the outlawed party.
Tipped off that Sharif along with his associates was staying in the area, a team of Rab conducted a drive there around 2am, said Major Robiul Islam of Rab-12.
Sensing presence of the elite force, Sharif and his cohorts attacked the team in a bid to protect them, triggering the gunfight.
After the gunfight, the Rab team recovered the body and one foreign pistol, one magazine and four bullets from the scene.