Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN) – Two militants were killed on Tuesday in a raid launched by Bangladesh’s anti-crime elite force RAB on a militant hideout in the country’s northwestern Chapainawabganj district, a police official said.
The militants were most likely killed in suicide explosions causing a fire in the house where they were hiding,” said the official who declined to be named, reports xinhuanet.com.
He said security forces surrounded the house suspecting it a militant hideout early Tuesday.
The suspected militants inside exploded four to five bombs as the law enforcers asked them to surrender, he added.
At least three people, including owner of the house, were detained.
No further details were immediately available.
In the wake of the deadly July 1, 2016 cafe attack, Bangladesh has conducted a series of large-scale operations against militants.
Neo-JMB, an offshoot of the banned militant outfit Jamaatul Mujahideen Bangladesh, has been blamed for an attack on the Holey Artisan Bakery, in which 20 hostages, mostly foreigners, were killed.