Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) has claimed that the three deceased militants of the Nakhalpara hideout in the capital were members of banned militant outfit Jama’atul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB).
The law enforcers defused three suicide vests, 16 detonators, three Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) and two pistols from the room where the suspected militants holed up.
Earlier, Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) Director General Benazir Ahmed said that the three deceased militants of Nakhalpara tried to blow up their hideout with explosives.
The director general of the elite force made the statement at a press briefing on Friday afternoon.
“They tried to blow up the flat at the six-storey building ‘Rubi Villa’ keeping a grenade on a stove after filling their room with gas when the raid was underway,” said Benazir Ahmed.
“But by the grace of the Almighty, they failed,” he added.
Three suspected militants were killed during a raid of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) at a hideout in Nakhalpara area of Dhaka.
RAB sources said three bodies were found after operation at the militant den in West Nakhalpara area.
Earlier in the morning, RAB members conducted the operation at the militant hideout on fourth floor of a six-storey building of Rubi Villa.
The RAB officials, however, could not confirm identifies of the dead immediately.
RAB cordoned off the building around 2:00am suspecting that militants may hole up there.
Sensing presence of the RAB members, the militants fired bullets and hurled grenade at the law enforcers.
Later, RAB members entered the hideout after breaking its door.
However, two Rab members sustained minor injuries.
Bomb disposal units went to the spot, said RAB sources.