Two persons were killed in a reported gunfight with police in Sabrang of Teknaf upazila in Cox's Bazar early Thursday, reports news agency UNB.
Deceased Abdul Rashid, 47, son of a certain Enam Sharif and Abul Kalam, 35, son of Abdur Rahman of the upazila were drug traders, claimed the law enforcement.
Tipped off, a team of police conducted a drive in the area around 2:00am, said Pradeep Kumar Das, officer-in-charge of Teknaf police station.
Sensing presence of the law enforcement, the criminals opened fire on them, prompting them to fire back in 'self-defence'.
At one stage, Rashid and Kalam caught in the line of fire and died on the spot.
Three policemen including sub-inspector Borhan Uddin were injured in the incident, OC Pradip claimed.
The law enforcement’s version of the incident, however, could not be verified independently as no versions of the incident were available immediately either from any witness or from the victim’s family.