2 pirates held after gunfight with police
Police arrested two pirates after trading gunfire with their gang in Shibsha Canal area under Koira upazila in Khulna district on Sunday evening.
The arrestees -- Habib, 24, of Masjidkurh village and Abdul Wahab, 26, of Amadi village under Koira upazila were held when they were trying to escape leaving two engine boats.
Police also recovered two SBL guns and eight cartridges from the spot.
None was reportedly injured in the three hour-long gunfight.
OC Ali Azam of Koira Police Station said his forces had fired ten rifles shots. But he could not say how many shots were fired by pirates.
Police has continued combing operation in pirate-infested Koira upazila.