Three people were killed in a reported gunfight with Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) in Chattogram's Sitakunda early today.
The identity of the deceased could not be known immediately but they were believed to be members of an inter-district robbery gang, said RAB-7 Deputy Commander Squadron Leader Shafayat Jamil Fahim.
RAB-7 Assistant Director (Media) ASP Mahmudul Hasan Mamun said, "When a patrol team of RAB reached at Chhoto Kumira area of the upazila, some members of a robbery gang opened fire forcing the elite force to retaliate, that triggered a gun battle."
Three bullet-hit bodies were found on the spot after the gunfight, he said.
A pistol, a firearm, 12 rounds of bullets and some locally made weapons were recovered from the spot, said Mahmudul.