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Raid on militants’ hideout in Bangladesh kills 2

Raid on militants’ hideout in Bangladesh kills 2

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Dhaka, Oct 16 (IANS) Two bodies suspected to be of militants were found on Tuesday after Bangladeshi security forces stormed a hideout of the Jamaatul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) members in the country’s Narsingdi district, the police said.

Monirul Islam, counter-terrorism unit chief of the Bangladesh police, told the media that the security forces surrounded two houses in two separate places in the district since Monday night, Xinhua news agency reported.

After the first operation on Tuesday, “two bodies were found scattered at the first militant den”, Islam said, adding that one of the dead was a woman.

No further details were available.

Security has been tightened in Bangladesh since militants attacked a Spanish cafe in Dhaka’s affluent neighbourhood of Gulshan on July 1, 2016, killing 22 people, mostly foreigners.

Since the cafe attack, the Bangladeshi police have conducted a series of large-scale operations against militants.

–IANS
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