Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) today claimed that two Rohingya robbers were killed in a gunfight with the elite force members on Shaplapur Marine Drive road in Teknaf upazila of Cox's Bazar.
The deceased -- Saiful Islam, 38, and Nur Kamal, 34, -- were the members of a robber group, locally known as Jokhi Robbers Gang.
Acting on a tipped off, a team of Rab-15 conducted a drive in the area around 1:00am where a group of robbers were preparing to commit a robbery, said Company Commander of Rab-15, Teknaf Shahed Mahtab.
Sensing danger, the robbers opened fire on the elite force members, forcing them to fire back that triggered a "gunfight", the Rab official said.
At one stage, two 'robbers' were caught in the line of fire while the others managed to flee the scene, he said.
Later, the Rab members recovered the bullet-hit bodies of two people.
Three Rab men were injured in the "gunfight", the Rab official said.
One pistol, 11 cartridges and one gun were recovered from the spot.