2 criminals killed in firefight
Two criminals were killed in a gunfight between army men and criminals in a remote hilly area in Ruma upazila yesterday evening.
Local sources said on Tuesday night members of armed forces splitting into several groups cordoned Paindu Khal area and started combing operation to hunt the criminals following abduction of an indigenous youth.
While yesterday's operation was going on, the criminals opened fire on one of the army groups who retaliated it that ensued a gunfight in the hilly area, about 2.5-km off Munnam village, in the evening, sources at the security forces said.
Two unidentified criminals were killed and an army man received bullet wounds during the firing, the sources confirmed.
After the gunfight, army men recovered some arms and ammunition include one AK-47 rifle, one G-3 rifle and some ammunition.
An indigenous man told The Daily Star that they heard sounds of several round of gunshots at about 6:00 pm yesterday.
Body of one criminal was recovered but another yet to be recovered because of darkness at night, said the army source adding army men were cordoning the area.