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As-it-happened: Suicide vests, bombs, dynamite recovered from Jhenaidah militant dens

  • Published at 10:09 am May 16th, 2017
  • Last updated at 12:45 pm May 17th, 2017
As-it-happened: Suicide vests, bombs, dynamite recovered from Jhenaidah militant dens
11:53am: "Bomb Disposal Unit has defused three bombs today. The raid is over now," Major Monir tells the Dhaka Tribune. 10:23am (Wednesday): Company Commander Major Monir Ahmed says: "We resumed the operation around 8:45am." 6:00pm: Company Commander Major Monir Ahmed announces that the operation has been suspended for the day due to low visibility. The operation will be resumed and Bomb Disposal Unit will attempt entry into the remaining building tomorrow morning. 3:50pm: RAB 6 Jhenaidah Camp Company Commander Major Monir Ahmed tells the Dhaka Tribune: "We have recovered five bombs, two dynamite sticks and some 15 to 20 different types of electrical circuits from Selim's house." 1:27pm: RAB 6 Khulna Region Commander Rafiqul Islam says: "We detained Selim and Pranto around 1am. They disclosed three locations to us. "Based on their information, we conducted raid at one house and recovered two suicide vests. We will start raids at the other spots within a few minutes." 11:48am: Major Monir Ahmed tells the Dhaka Tribune: "The raid has begun, We have already recovered two suicide vests from one of the houses." 11:46am: Bomb Disposal unit arrives at the spot. 11:41am: The houses are located half a kilometre away from RAB camp, our correspondent Nayan Khondoker reports from the spot. 11:25am: One of the houses is owned by slain militant Tuhin's bother Selim and the other is owned by Tuhin's cousin Pranto, our correspondent Nayan Khondoker reports from the spot.
Earlier on May 7, two militants, including Tuhin, died in a raid at a suspected militant hideout at Bojrapur village in of the district. Three police officials were injured injured in the incident.
Also Read: As it happened: Two militants killed, one identified in Jhenaidah raid
10:30am: Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) 6 Jhenaidah Camp Company Commander Major Monir Ahmed tells the Dhaka Tribune: "The two buildings have been cordoned off since the morning. "We are anticipating that militants are hiding inside these two dens.” 10:00am (Tuesday): Law enforcers cordon off two suspected militant hideouts in Chuadanga village of Jhenaidah district.
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.
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