Update August 21, 2016

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2 youths killed in a ‘gunfight’ with police

Mirajul Moin Joy

21 August 2016, Nirapad News: Two youths were killed in a ‘gunfight’ with police in Telki Gayra area of Madhupur upazila in Tangail early Sunday, reports UNB news agency.

The deceased could not be identified as yet.

The police are claiming that they are criminals, but no comments from their family was available immediately.

Ashok Kumar, officer-in-charge of the Detective Branch of police, claimed the police got 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, according to the police.

Police also seized the motorcycle and recovered a revolver with three rounds of bullet and two machetes.

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