RAB start search raid at Mirpur ‘militant hideout’
07 Sep 2017, 12:39
Dhaka: Members of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) resumed their operation at the suspected militant hideout at Mirpur’s Mazar Road in Dhaka on Thursday.
Abdullah Al Mehedi, deputy director (Media) of RAB headquarters, told UNB that bomb disposal unit of RAB has started searching inside the militant hideout around 9:15am whether explosives, including improvised explosive devices or IEDs remain there.
Earlier on Wednesday, the elite force recovered the skulls of seven people, including two women and two children, from the militant hideout.
A fire broke out in the hideout after the militants commenced a daring counterattack of bomb explosions and gunfire against the law enforcers on Tuesday night.
The militants carried out three massive explosions inside the building around 9:45 pm 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 district, 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 12:00 am on Tuesday.
Earlier, police arrested two suspected militants conducting a drive in Tangail district and got information about Abdullah from the arrestees.