Barisal: A Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal (JCD) and a Jubo Dal men were killed during a 'gunfight' with police in Agailjhara upazila early Saturday.
The deceased were identified as--JCD man Tipu Hawlader, 26, and Jubo Dal man Kabir Mollah, 32.
Agailjhara Police Station officer in-charge of Manirul Islam said, police arrested Tipu and Kabir on Friday.
A team of law enforcers conducted a drive alongwith Tipu and Kabir in the Bypass area of the upazila around 2:15am to recover arms, he said.
As the team reached the spot, their cohorts opened fire on them, forcing policemen to fired back that triggered a gunfight.
"Tipu and Kabir were caught in the line of fire and died on the spot," Manirul said.
Police sent the bodies to Barisal Sher-e-Bangla Medical College Hospital.
Meanwhile, district BNP general secretary Akhan Kuddusur Rahman alleged that police killed Tipu and Kabir in the name of gunfight.