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2 JMB men killed in Gazipur ‘gunfight’

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Two suspected members of the banned militant group Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) were reportedly killed in a gunfight with the members of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) in Jugitola area near Bypass Road in city on Sunday night.The identity of the deceased could not be known immediately. They were around 25 years old.Wing commander (media) Mufti Mahmud Khan of Rab-1, said in a press briefing around 2am on Monday that on secret information a team of Rab conducted a drive in Jugitola area around 11pm.Sensing the presence of the Rab members, the JMB members blasted bombs, prompting the elite force members to retaliate with firing that triggered a gunfight.A Rab member Masud was injured in the blast.Later the elite forces raided an abandoned the house in the area around 12am and recovered two dead bodies from the house.They also recovered a bomb, a pistol with five round of bullets, jihadi books and huge amount of bomb making substances.The JMB men were holding a meeting in the house for planning sabotage, said the Rab commander. -UNB, Gazipur

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