A prisoner, who had been freed by gunmen, was killed hours later in a gunfight between his accomplices and Bangladesh security officials, a police official said on Monday.

Rakibul Hasan and two other convicted militants escaped on Sunday when dozens of gunmen exploded bombs and opened fire on the van transporting them. One policeman was killed in the attack in Mymensingh district.

Police recaptured Hasan later on Sunday. But police official Golam Mostafa said the escaped militant’s accomplices opened fire on police early Monday and Hasan died in the crossfire in neighbouring Tangail district.

Authorities offered a financial bounty if anybody helps with information to recapture the two escaped prisoners who remain at large.

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