Jessore: Two activists of 'Jamaat-Shibir' were killed during a 'gunfight' with the members of police at Begaritala in Manirampur upazila early Wednesday.
The deceased were identified as Sayeed and Bazlu.
Police claimed that both of them were Jamaat-Shibir men. But the party sources said, they were BNP activists.
Manirampur Thana officer in-charge Mollah Khabir said, they were arrested on Tuesday afternoon.
Acting on their statement, a law enforcers team conducted a drive alongwith the duo around 2:30am.
As the team reached the spot, the associates of Sayeed and Bazlur opened fire on them, forcing the police to fired back that triggered a gunfight.
"Sayeed and Bazlur were caught in the line of fire," OC said.
They were rushed to Health Complex where on-duty doctor declared them dead.
Police recovered a arm, two bullets, 12 petrol bombs and nine cocktails from the spot.