The autopsy of the attacker, who blew himself up at Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) barrack in Dhaka’s Ashkona, has been completed.
A three-member board, led by Shohel Mahmud, head of forensic medicine department at Dhaka Medical College Hospital, conducted the post-mortem examination around 11:45am Saturday.
“The attacker’s chest and abdomen were torn out in the blast. There was a belt on his waist and electric wire found in the stomach,” Shohel Mahmud told reporters.
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“The condition of the body clearly indicates that he was killed in an explosion. Samples from the body’s thigh muscle, hair and blood were taken for further tests,” he added.
The man, who is yet to be identified, trespassed into the RAB barrack crossing the wall during Jumma prayers and blew himself up when RAB men challenged him on Friday afternoon. Two RAB officials were also injured in the attack.
The assault – which occurred around 1pm – comes only two days after Islamic State called for suicide attacks in Bangladesh, and one day after two militants of New JMB group blew themselves up to evade arrest by the Counter-Terrorism and Transnational Crime unit during a raid in Chittagong’s Sitakunda. Two other militants including a woman were killed during the drive, after which the body of a baby was found with the woman.