3 killed in ‘shootout’ with RAB
Tangail: Three men were killed in a reported gunfight with Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) members at Sadar upazila in Tangail in the early hours of Thursday.
Three others were also injured during the gunfight.
RAB officials said the deceased, Omar, Kashem, and Saddam, are members of outlawed Purbo Bangla Communist Party.
RAB 12 company commander Mohammad Mohiuddin Faruque said a team of RAB personnel conducted a drive at the village of Omarpara at Sibpur at about 3:30am.
Sensing the presence of RAB members, the gang members opened fire at them, prompting the elite force to fire back, triggering a gunfight.
At one stage, the trio were caught in the line of fire and injured while their associates managed to flee the scene.
Later, they were taken to Tangail Medical College Hospital where doctors declared them dead.
RAB members also recovered two pistols and one double-barrel gun from the spot.