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DNA samples collected from 2 bodies recovered from Atia Mahal

  • Published at 08:53 pm April 4th, 2017
  • Last updated at 08:59 pm April 4th, 2017
DNA samples collected from 2 bodies recovered from Atia Mahal

The autopsy on two bodies recovered from the militant hideout in Sylhet's Shibbari area has been completed.

DNA samples of the deceased militants have also been collected following the completion of the autopsy at Osmani Medical College Hospital at 2pm Tuesday.

The bodies were later handed over to the authorities at Manik Peer graveyard for burial.

Officer-in-charge of Sylhet Kotwali police station Suhel Aham said: “The identities or the age of the deceased militants could not be ascertained because of deformation caused by explosions of the suicidal vests they wore. That's why we have kept samples of their DNA.”

Bomb disposal unit diffuses two active bombs

RAB's bomb disposal unit, headed by Lt Col Arifur Islam Mahmud, has recovered two active bombs from Atia Mahal during their clean-up operation on Tuesday.

Both the bombs had been diffused, RAB-9 media officer JA Imran confirmed.

Eleven people, including four militants, were killed in the five-day operation conducted by security forces around the areas of Atia Mahal, a building located in Surma upazila of the district.