BSS-08 3 suspected militants killed in city

ZCZC

BSS-08

MILITANT-KILLED

3 suspected militants killed in city

DHAKA, Jan 12, 2018 (BSS) – Three suspected militants were killed during
an operation conducted by the Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) at city’s west
Nakhalpara area during early hours today.

Two RAB members were also injured during the drive.

“The drive started after midnight at around 2 am on Friday and the drive
is still going on,” said Deputy Director of RAB headquarter Major Mehedi.

Acting on tip-off, he said the RAB-3 members cordoned the militant
hideout located at 13/1’Rubi Vila’,a six-storey building just behind the
Prime Minister’s office. The militants opened fire on the RAB after sensing
their presence.

The RAB members stormed the gate of the building and evacuated some 65
inhabitants of the building. The elite forces have arrested a few persons
from the spot for further query.

The RAB members retaliated on them and recovered three bodies from the
fifth floor of the house, he added.

The RAB members recovered grenade, suicidal belt and pistol from the
spot. They also recovered two fake NID cards with bearing names —Zahid and
Sajib.

“The RAB-3 recovered three dead bodies from the fifth floor of the house
and the militants committed suicide after blasting the grenade,” said RAB
Director General Benjir Ahmed in a press briefing held at RAB headquarters
here.

Age range of deceased militants is 20 to 30.

The suspected militants rented the house on January 4, after showing the
identity of Zahid, but the building owner have no detailed information about
them, he said.

The injured RAB members were shifted to the hospital for treatment.

BSS/CORR/OG/SA/1310 HRS