Two suspected criminals were killed in separate reported gunfights in Gazipur and Bogura early Friday.
In Gazipur, a suspected arms trader was killed in a reported gunfight between his cohorts and members of the Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) in Salna area.The deceased could not be identified yet.
Acting on a tip-off, a team of the elite force conducted a drive in the area around 2:30am, said Rab-1 Company Commander Lt Commander Abdullah Al-Mamun.
Sensing the presence of law enforcers, the gang members open fire on the law enforcers, prompting them to fire back that triggered the gunfight.
The gunfight left the youth injured with bullet while two Rab members sustained injuries.
Later, he was taken to Shaheed Tazuddin Ahmad Medical College Hospital where the doctor declared him dead.
The law enforcers recovered a pistol and ammunitions from the spot.In Bogura, another alleged extremist was killed in a ‘gunfight’ between two rivals groups in Dhundar Bridge area of Sadar upazila.
The deceased was identified as Rashid Anam, 25.
The two rivals exchanged gunfire in the area around 1:30pm, said Sanatan Chakraborty, additional superintendent of Bogura police.
On information, a police team went to the spot and found Rashid with bullet injuries, he said.
Later, Rashed was taken to Shaheed Ziaur Rahman Medical College Hospital where doctors declared him dead.
Police also recovered a foreign made pistol, a magazine and ammunitions from the spot. There have several cases with different police stations against him, the official added.