Two suspected JMB men killed in ‘gunfight’ in city

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Dhaka, Jan 14: Two suspected Jamatul Mujahidin Bangladesh Members (JMB) were killed in a `gunfight` with the members of anti-militant cell of Detective Branch (DB) near Shikder Medical College in the city’s Hazaribagh area on Wednesday midnight.

The deceased were identified as Abdullah Noman, 30, and M. Kamal Hiron, 35.

Quoting DB Mir Alimuzzaman, officer-in-charge (OC), said a team of anti-militant cell of DB of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP), tipped off, conducted a drive around Shikder Medical College and Hospital in Hazaribagh area.

Sensing the presence of law enforcers, militants fired to them. In retaliation, DB men also opened fire to the militants that left two bullet hit.

Later, they were taken to the hospital where the attending doctors declared them dead, he added.

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