Militants Blew Themselves Up During Raid In Bangladesh.

The Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) an elite anti-crime and anti-terrorism unit of the Bangladesh Police on 29th April surrounded a single-storey tin-shed house in Mohammadpur’s Basila area, at the outskirts of Dhaka, following a tip off. The raid is part of series of raids made by RAB and Bangladesh police on Islamist militants following the July 2016 terror attack in which terrorists stormed a Dhaka cafe and killed 22 people, including 18 foreigners, by firing indiscriminately. In such nationwide raids since then the security forces have killed around 100 terrorists and detained several others

On 29th April raid in Mohammadpur area two suspected militants died after they blew themselves up at their hideout place which was a single storey tin-shed house. The Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) surrounded the house after which the personnel of the elite anti-crime and anti-terrorism unit met with gunfire, followed by a powerful blast. The blast was so powerful that it shook the whole area. A fire also broke out following the blast and fire-fighters were called at site. RAB chief Benazir Ahmed said that at least two (suspected) militants have been killed in the blast. Those living in the neighborhood were evacuated ahead of the raid.

 “The bodies have been blown apart in the explosions which will require DNA profiling for their identification,” told officials. The RAB has detained the owner of the house, its caretaker and his wife and others for interrogation. The house owner reportedly told the RAB that those two persons, who identified themselves as van drivers, had rented the house a few months ago and were supposed to vacate it this month. The RAB, however did not made it clear that to which terror group the suspected militants were associated with.

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