Two suspected criminals were killed in a reported gunfight with police in No 5 Ghat area of the city early Monday.
The deceased were identified as Al Mahmud, 25, and Babu alias Guddu Babu, 35, reports UNB.
Being tipped off that a gang of criminal was planning to carry out sabotage, a team of police conducted a drive in the area around 5:00 am, said Maria Sultana, additional deputy commissioner of Khulna Metropolitan Police.
Sensing the presence of law enforcers, the criminals fired gunshots. The police personnel also retaliated, triggering the gunfight, leaving two dead on the spot.
Besides, a suspected criminal was injured in a gunfight with police in Sonadanga area of the city.