Two killed in reported Tangail ‘gunfight’ with cops

Two killed in reported Tangail ‘gunfight’ with cops

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Dhaka – Two suspected criminals were killed in a ‘gunfight’ with police in Telki Gayra area of Madhupur upazila of Tangail early Sunday, UNB news agency reported. The deceased could not be identified immediately.Ashok Kumar, officer-in-charge of the Detective Branch of police, said police on information that militants might attack a church in the area set up checkpoints at various places.
Two young men were passing through the area near the church riding a motorbike and as their movement appeared to be suspicious, police asked them to stop.
The motorbike riders then opened fire on the law enforcers, prompting them to retaliate, triggering a gunfight.
The gunfight left the two on the motorcycle injured.
They were rushed to Madhupur Health Complex where doctors declared them dead.
A police constable, Bijan Sikder of Madhupur Police Station, was also injured.
Police said they seized a motorcycle and recovered a revolver with three bullets and two machetes.

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