The Crime Scene Unit and Bomb Disposal Unit are canvassing the house.
DIG Khurshid says four militants including Abu, killed themselves with their explosives. All four are reportedly men. Abu's wife Sumaiya Hossain and their child is currently in police custody.
Rajshahi range DIG Khurshid Hossain says Operation Eagle Hunt has successfully been finished. He was accompanied by SWAT Deputy Commissioner Proloy Kumar Joarder and Chapainawabganj Superintendent of Police Mujahidul Islam.
Explosions continue outside the house as the operation continues in full force.
A woman and child are taken out of the house and driven away in an ambulance. No comments on their condition or identity.
Sporadic gunshots heard, reports our correspondent Md Anwar Hossain Choudhury from the spot.
SWAT uses hand mikes asking militant Abu to surrender.
Bomb Disposal Unit team arrives on the spot.
Fresh gunshots heard as Operation Eagle Hunt resumes, reports our correspondent Md Anwar Hossain Choudhury from the spot.
Key points from the press briefing on Wednesday: April 26, 2017
-Deputy Commissioner Proloy Kumar Joarder says that Operation Eagle Hunt has been suspended due to low visibility.
-The operation is set to resume tomorrow morning.
-The number of militants is still unknown.
-The militants threw grenades and shot at law enforcement officials whenever they attempted to approach the building.
DC Proloy Kumar Joarder briefs media.
Our correspondent Azahar Uddin informs that Operation Eagle Hunt has been suspended for the day. Law enforcement officials will hold a press briefing shortly.
CTTC sources say that the house was rented under Abu Ali's name for him and his wife. They suspect about 5 militants may be inside the building.
The operation has been code-named "Eagle Hunt", confirms Deputy Commissioner Proloy Kumar Joarder.
More gunfire and explosions heard from the militant den.
SWAT begins raid at the militant den. Gunfire and explosions heard from the militant den.
Militant Abu Ali's family attempts to get him to surrender peacefully.
SWAT arrives at the suspected militant den. Preparations for the raid underway. Rajshahi DIG Khurshid Hussain present on the scene.
CTTC Assistant Commissioner Towhid Hossain says: "We are assuming that militant Abu Ali and his wife is inside the hideout."
CTTC sources say the drive will start once Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) team arrives on the spot.
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Law enforcement officials outside the Chapainawabganj den Azahar Uddin/Dhaka Tribune
Gunshots heard, reports our correspondent Md Anwar Hossain Choudhury from the spot.
A CTTC high official says four to five militants are inside the building.
The one-storey building which is cordoned off by the law enforcers is owned by Afsar Ali Juitha, reports our correspondent Md Anwar Hossain Choudhury from the spot.
A CTTC source says local administration imposed Section 144 in the area.
Deputy Commissioner Mohibul Islam says: “We are not sure about the number of militants inside the building but New JMB militants might be inside it.
“We are trying to cajole them into surrendering.”
New JMB is a faction of banned militant outfit Jama'atul Mujahideen Bangladesh, and is affiliated with the Islamic State group.
Counter-Terrorism and Transnational Crime (CTTC) unit Deputy Commissioner Mohibul Islam says: "Gunshots were fired targeting us from the den."
Shibganj police station Officer-in-Charge Habibul Islam says: "Counter-Terrorism officials arrived here from Dhaka and sought our help to raid the hideout.”
Chapainawabganj Superintendent of Police TA Mojahiudul Islam tells the Dhaka Tribune: "Counter-Terrorism unit has cordoned off a building in Shibnagar village since 5:30am."
The Police Headquarters recently circulated a list of nearly 5,000 suspected militants to all district police chiefs. Since then, the law enforcers have been carrying out special drives in different areas to apprehend the militants.