Hours after police cordoned off two militant hideouts in Moulvibazar, Home Minister Assaduzzaman Khan Kamal says SWAT will conduct raids there.
“A SWAT team is on its way,” he told the media in Dhaka on Wednesday.
Minister Kamal said police’s bomb disposal teams would assist SWAT during the operation.
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“May be three or four militants are hiding at the Borohat den and several other militants, including women, are holed up in the Kalimhat hideout,” he said, replying to a question about the possible number of militants.
He, however, could not confirm if any of the militants named in the police list was hiding in the dens.
Law enforcers traced a New JMB hideout in neighbouring Sylhet last week. Army’s para-commando battalion raided the den for five days. Four militants were killed and 78 people were rescued during the Operation Twilight.
Meanwhile, six others including two police officials were killed in blasts near the den during the operation.