Bangladesh police say 9 militants killed in Dhaka raid

One suspect was arrested and he was being treated with injuries in a hospital.

By: AP | Dhaka | Updated: July 26, 2016 10:50 am
dhaka, dhaka attack, dhaka raid, dhaka militants killed, dhaka news, bangladesh terrorism, bangladesh raids, bangladesh attack, bangladesh news Policemen return from a raid on a building in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Tuesday, July 26, 2016. (AP Photo|A.M. Ahad)

Police in Bangladesh’s capital raided a five-story building Tuesday and killed nine suspected Islamic militants, the country’s police chief said.

This comes as the third attack in Bangladesh within a month including the 11-hour siege in a Dhaka restaurant on July 1, which ended with the deaths of at least 22 hostages and policemen and blasts outside the country’s largest congregation for Eid, which killed four people and injuring at least 13 others.

Inspector General of Police A.K.M. Shahidul Hoque said the raid took place in Dhaka’s Kalyanpur area and one suspect was arrested and he was being treated with injuries in a hospital.

Hoque said officials were still investigating to see which group the men belonged to, but their clothing and other evidence showed it was likely that they belonged to local banned group Jumatul Mujahedeen Bangladesh, or JMB. The group is blamed for the July 1 attack in Dhaka’s Gulshan diplomatic area.

Hoque said the suspected militants were killed when police raided the building used as a den by the suspected Islamic militants.

The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the July 1 attack and for many other recent attacks on atheist bloggers, foreigners and minority groups, but authorities have rejected the claims, saying there are no signs of the group having any existence in the country. Instead, the government says the local militant groups including the JMB are behind such attacks that have drawn global attention.

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  1. M
    Jul 26, 2016 at 8:30 am
    Hope now Mamata didi will not be giving shelter to the "brothers" who will probably like to run away from fire storm!
    1. B
      Jul 26, 2016 at 5:23 am
      Good news from our good neighbours. Indian govt and people should support present Bangladesh govt as much as possible. They are quite trustworthy.
      1. P
        Pramod Sarhadi
        Jul 26, 2016 at 4:13 am
        Yes Digvijaysimghjilt;br/gt;Is this also fake encounter like Batlahouse
        1. K
          Ku Clux
          Jul 26, 2016 at 4:40 am
          Arrest Zakir Naik and hand to Dhaka police after 10 day interrogation.
          1. D
            Dr.M.M.HAZARIKA PhD
            Jul 26, 2016 at 9:08 am
            We take this opportunity to congratulate the Government of Bangladesh for successfully hunting down these Terrorists. Once Radicalized, these personalities can never be brought back to normal; no matter whatever means we adopt to teach them to renounce such ideologies. They require constant supply of fresh Blood to remain alive.
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