Three suspected drug peddlers were injured in a reported gunfight with police in Komornai area of Gaibandha district town early Saturday.
The drug traders were identified as Sabuj Miah, Maruf Hasan Jim and Moshiur Rahman.
The trio was detained during a recent anti-drug drive and the gunfight ensured when police took them to nab another drug gang.
Khan Mohammad Shahriar, officer-in-charge of Gaibandha Police Station, said that acting on their information, a team of police along with the drug traders conducted a drive in the area.
When the team reached the spot, a ‘gang of drug traders’ attacked the law enforcers, prompting them to fire back in self-defence triggering the gunfight.
At one stage, the three ‘trio’ was caught in the line of fire and sustained bullet wounds.
Five policemen also suffered injuries in the gunfight, said OC Shahriar.