Two suspected criminals were killed in a reported gunfight with members of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) at Mirtinga tea garden in Kamalganj upazila of Moulvibazar district early Sunday.
The deceased were identified as Tofail Ahmed, 28 and Shaheed, 35 of Choitraghat.
Tipped off, being tipped off that some criminals gathered in the area, a team of Rab-9 conducted a drive, said Basu Datta Chakma, commanding officer of Rab-9 Srimangal camp.
At one stage, the criminals opened fire on the Rab men, forcing Rab to fire back that triggered a gunfight.
Two criminals were caught in the line of fire and died on the spot while the others managed to flee the scene, he said.
Three members of the elite force were also injured in the incident.
Both of them were accused in a murder case.