Two suspected militants were killed in “suicide blasts” when law enforcers conducted an operation at a suspected militant hideout in Moheshpur upazila of Jhenidah this morning.
One of the militants detonated the suicide vest he was wearing after police entered the single-story building at Bazrapur around 5:30am, our Jhenidah correspondent reports quoting Ahmed Kabir, officer-in-charge (OC) of Moheshpur Police Station.
Identifying the deceased as Tuhun, the OC said police cordoned off the building based on information that the suspected militant went the house last night.
The OC said he had a scuffle with Tuhin when he entered the house. Tuhin fell down on the ground and detonated the suicide vest he was wearing after the OC kicked him during the brawl, the correspondent said.
Meanwhile, the second militant died in another suicide blast inside the building, the OC added.
Three policemen — SM Nazmul Haque, additional deputy commissioner of counter terrorism unit, and Sub-Inspectors Mohsin Ali and Mozibur Rahman — were also injured during the raid, the OC said.
Earlier in the morning, police detained three people from a house in the area, the OC said.
They are: Alamgir Hossain, a tenant and suspected militant, Johurul Islam, 45, owner of the house, and his son Jashim Uddin, 25.
Based on their information, a team of counter terrorism unit of DMP along with local police conducted the operation, Mohibul, who was supervising the drive, said.
Source: Daily Star, Dhaka, Bangladesh