Suri: Three persons were killed, as many injured and at least five houses set on fire when Trinamool Congress and BJP supporters fought a gun duel at Makra village in Birbhum district on Monday.
Bullets were fired from country-made guns in the two-hour-long clash, which left three persons badly injured, the police said.
All three succumbed to their injuries in a local hospital after being admitted there, hospital sources said.
However, no one was arrested as yet in connection with the clash.
Trading charges, ruling TMC and BJP have blamed each other for the violence, police said.
A strong contingent of police personnel under Additional Superintendent of Police Ananda Roy was on the spot, the police said.
Makra village is adjacent to Chakmondola where the Officer-in-Charge of Parui police station was attacked during a raid on October 24.
Prosenjit Dutta, the OC, and three other policemen were injured when they raided Chakmondola village following reports that bombs were being manufactured there.
A team of state BJP leaders, including George Baker, a former movie actor, former top police official R K Mohanti and the party's state vice-president Subhas Sarkar, was not allowed by the police to visit Chakmondola village on the ground of prohibitory orders under Section 144 CrPC in force there.
Yesterday also a team of local party leaders was not allowed on the same ground.