Two suspected drug peddlers were killed in a reported gunfight with members of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) in BSCIC area under Sadar upazila early Monday, Agencies report.
The deceased were identified as Mohammad Mamun Morshed, 35, and Md Al-Amin, 25.
Rab-7 Camp Company Captain Squadron Leader Shafayet Jamil said Rab troops set up a checkpost in the area to search passengers and they obstructed a motorcycle riding by the duo.
As they tried to flee, the elite force members gave them a chase.
At one stage, the young men opened fire on the Rab personnel, forcing them to fire back, triggering the gunfight which left Morshed and Al-Amin dead on the spot.
The team recovered 25,000 pieces of Yaba pill from the oil-tank of the motorcycle, one foreign pistol and five bullets from the spot.