‘They were undoubtedly militants… RAB had to fire 150 rounds of bullets to bring the situation under control,’ said the Rapid Action Battalion of the Rapid Action Battalion, describing his department’s encounter with terrorists in Dhaka, Bangladesh, yesterday
Dhaka: At least two suspected terrorists were killed in an explosion after members of the Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) of Bangladesh cordoned off a tin-shed, which was reported as a den of militants at Bosila in Mohammadpur area of the capital of that country early on Monday.
Director general (DG) Benazir Ahmed of the RAB confirmed the deaths while talking to reporters during his visit to the spot.
“They were undoubtedly militants… RAB had to fire 150 rounds of bullets to bring the situation under control,” said the RAB DG.
When the bomb disposal squad entered the house, they found body organs scattered inside the house; three legs could be identified.
Earlier, acting on secret information, a team of the elite force cordoned off the house, Metro Housing, at Bosila around 3:30 AM, said Mufti Mahmud Khan of the RAB's legal and media wing. He said sounds of gunshots and a big explosion were heard from the house at around 4:45 AM and the roof of the house was blown away in the blast. Later, the RAB team opened fire from a safe distance, he added.
A bomb disposal unit and special force members joined the RAB team.
The RAB detained three people, including the caretaker of the house, for interrogation.
Now the law enforcers are examining the situation inside the house through a drone camera.
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Last Updated Apr 30, 2019, 10:49 AM IST