Two suspected drug traders were killed in a reported gunfight with members of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) in Dagonbhuiya early Wednesday.
The deceased was identified as Mohammad Asad, 42, son of Toru and Emamul Akond 24, son of Manik Akond of Rajoir upazila in Madaripur district.
Tipped off, a team of Rab-7 gave signal to a covered van to stop around 2:30 am, said Squadron Leader Shafayet Jamil Fahim of Rab-7 Feni camp.
Defying the signal, the criminals opened fire on the elite force members, forcing them to fire back in self-defence.
At one stage, Asad and Emamul caught in the line of fire and died on the spot.
The Rab team also recovered a one shutter gun, 13 bullets and 250 kgs of hemp from the spot. The team also seized the covered van.