Two suspected robbers were killed in a ‘gunfight’ between Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) and their cohorts in Kuicchagara area under Gomestapur upazila of Chapai Nawabganj early Monday.
Rab claimed that at least four members of the force were injured during the gunfight.
Chapai Nawabganj Rab-5 Commander Squadron Leader Sayeed Abdullah Al Muirad said: "Being tipped off that some robbers were planning to commit robbery in Kuicchagara area, Rab launched a drive on the spot."
"Sensing the presence of Rab members the robbers fired gunshots on them forcing them to retaliate, triggering a gunfight, he said," he added.
"At one stage, the gang members fled the scene and three bodies were found lying in the area," he said further.