Two suspected criminals killed in Meherpur ‘gunfight’

Two suspected criminals killed in Meherpur ‘gunfight’

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Dhaka, Apr 14 – Two suspected criminals were killed in a reported gunfight between their cohorts and police on Malsadah-Hariadah road in Gangni upazila of Meherpur, on western Bangladesh, early Friday.The deceased were identified as Shipon Hossain, son of Madar Ali and Alamgir Hossain, son of Aber Ali of the upazila.
On a tip off, a team of police conducted a drive in the area when a gang of criminals were going to collect extortion from a brink kiln around 3 am.
Sensing the presence of the law enforcers, the criminals opened fire towards them, prompting them to retaliate, that triggered a gunfight.
At one stage, Shipon and Alamgir caught in the line of fire and died on the spot.
Four policemen who were injured during the gunfight were admitted to sadar hospital.
Two powerful bombs, one LG short gun and two rounds of bullets were recovered from the spot. – UNB

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