3 killed in Tejgaon ‘militant hideout’: Rab

Rab members conduct an operation at a suspected militant hideout at West Nakhalpara in Tejgaon area of Dhaka on Friday, January 12, 2018. Photo: Prabir Das

 

Three suspected militants were killed during an operation of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) at a hideout in Tejgaon area of Dhaka.

Rapid Action Battalion Director General Benazir Ahmed said three bodies were found after operation at the militant den in West Nakhalpara area.

 

Rab members cordon off a suspected militant hideout at West Nakhalpara in Tejgaon area of Dhaka on Friday, January 12, 2018. Photo: Prabir Das

Earlier in the morning, Rab members conducted the operation at the suspected militant hideout on fourth floor of a six-storey building of Rubi Villa.

Sounds of heavy gunshots and explosions were heard from spot, reports our correspondent from the spot.

 

 

The members of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) cordon off a suspected militant hideout house in Tejgaon area of Dhaka on Friday, January 12,2018. Photo: Star

The law enforcers cordoned off the building around 2:00am suspecting that militants may hole up there, Mufti Mahmud Khan, Rab's legal and media wing director, told The Daily Star.

Sensing presence of the Rab members, the “militants” fired bullets and hurled grenade at the law enforcers, he said.

Later, the members of the elite force entered the “hideout” after breaking its door and conducted operation there, the Rab official said.

Two Rab members sustained minor injuries, he added.

Bomb disposal units of the law enforcers went to the spot.

Other residents of the house were brought out of the building safely before conducting the operation, he further said.

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