RAB resumes drive at Mirpur ‘extremist hideout’

United News of Bangladesh | Published: 12:43, Sep 07,2017 | Updated: 14:50, Sep 07,2017


Members of Rapid Action Battalion resumed their operation at the suspected extremist hideout at Mirpur’s Mazar Road in city on Thursday.

Abdullah Al Mehedi, deputy director (Media) of RAB headquarters, said that bomb disposal unit of RAB has started searching inside the extremist hideout around 9:15am whether explosives, including improvised explosive devices or IEDs remain there.

Meanwhile, the battalion personnel detained the house owner, Habibullah Bahar Azad, and security guard Sirajul Islam in connection with the incident.

Earlier on Wednesday, the elite force recovered the skulls of seven people, including two women and two children, from the extremist hideout.

A fire broke out in the hideout after the extremists commenced a daring counterattack of bomb explosions and gunfire against the law enforcers on Tuesday night.

The extremists carried out three massive explosions inside the building around 9:45pm followed by three more blasts which led to a fire, leaving four RAB men injured with splinters.

Earlier, suspected militant Abdullah, son of late Mir Yusuf Ali of Chuadanga, agreed to surrender along with his two wives, two children and two associates.

His mentally challenged sister Meherunnesa came out of the house.

Tipped-off, a RAB team cordoned off the six-storey building on the south side of Martyred Intellectuals’ Graveyard at 12:00am on Tuesday.

Earlier, police arrested two suspected extremists conducting a drive in Tangail and got information about Abdullah from the arrestees.

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