Crime

At least 7 militants dead as Moulvibazar raid ends

  

PNS: Counter-terrorism chief Monirul Islam has said At least seven militants including women have been killed inside a militant den in Moulvibazar.The “militants” might have blown themselves off inside the hideout, Chief of Counter Terrorism and Transnational Crime unit Monirul Islam told journalists this afternoon.SWAT team began ‘Operation Hit Back’ at Nasirpur “militant hideout” in Moulvibazar Sadar upazila amid rough weather around 10:10am on Thursday.“The operation has...

Dhaka businessman murdered

  

PNS: Unknown miscreants gunned down a business man in Shamibagh area of Dhaka on Thursday afternoon.The deceased was Zakir Hossain, 35, who was standing in front of his store when three to four youths opened fire at him around 2:00pm, Sub-inspector Bacchu Mia, in-charge of Dhaka Medical College Hospital Police outpost, said.Zakir, a brass and copper businessman, was rushed to DMCH where he was declared dead by doctors, the police official added.PNS/Baki Billah

Bomb explosion stops polling in a Comilla centre

  

PNS: Voting stopped in one of the Comilla City Corporation’s 103 polling centers after crude bombs exploded outside of it.There are 2,772 voters registered at the polling center in the city’s Ward – 21. According to EC Secretary Mohammad Abdullah, almost 900 votes had been cast at the center before 12 pm.“Voting was stopped as the situation turned out of the control. The votes cast at the center will be cancelled and they will not be counted.”Three crude bombs were thrown at the...

Moulvibazar military den raids resume, gunshots heard

  

PNS: SWAT team began ‘Operation Hit Back’ at Nasirpur “militant hideout” in Moulvibazar Sadar upazila amid rough weather around 10:10am on Thursday.“The operation has started. We will brief the media at Nasirpur if we have something at the end of the assault. Otherwise, a briefing will be held after the raid on the house in the town finishes,” Moulvibazar’s Superintendent of Police Md Shahjalal said.The SWAT team will go for action at another militant hideout in Borohat town area...

Moulavibazar military den raid: Granade blast, gunshots heard

  

PNS: Police in Moulavibazar have cordoned off two houses, suspected to be militant den, at Fatehpur village and Barohat in Sadar upazila.One of the houses is in Borohat area under Sadar municipality and another is in Sarker Bazar area under Khalilpur union.Wakil Ahmed, Officer-in-Charge of Sadar Police Station, said, “Police cordoned off the houses around 4:00am.”The OC also added that members of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) and firefighters have also joined the police.However,...

Bomb disposal starts in Atia Mahal

  

PNS: Four blasts were heard from inside Atia Mahal on Tuesday afternoon after army and its bomb disposal unit took charge of the five-storey building after a four-day raid.At least four explosions were heard from the building around 1:00pm. No reports of casualty were reported.Army sources have confirmed the blasts and said Bangladesh Army commandos were inside disposing bombs and recovering bodies.“Operation Twilight” is yet to be declared to an end – four days after the operation...

Sylhet raid: Two slain militants primarily identified

  

PNS: Two of the four militants slain at militant den ‘Atia Mahal’ at Shibbari in Dakkhin Surma upazila of Sylhet on Monday, are presumed to be of Morjina and Kawser Ali.A Sylhet Metropolitan Police (SMP) source, requesting anonymity, said two of the militants rented the house introducing themselves as Morjina and Kawser. Morjina also submitted a copy of her national ID card.However, the identities are now being verified by police.The bodies of the four militants, including three...

Fire seen at Atia Mahal, raid still underway

  

PNS: Fire broke out at Atia Mahal, after a day of intense firing and extended restrictions around Shibbari, where the army was carrying out “Operation Twilight”.Around 3:40pm, a lot of smoke was seen near the building. Fire fighters rushed to the scene and took control of the situation.Two fire fighting units controlled the flames within 20 minutes.Previously, around 1:30pm, locals said law enforcers were announcing on loudspeakers – asking the militants to...

Sylhet raid still underway

  

PNS: Four days since it’s inception, Operation Twilight in the militant hideout in Sylhet is still underway.Sporadic gunshots were heard around 5:15am and 8:45am on Monday.Bangladesh Army has said that two militants have been killed inside the militant den in Sylhet.However, several more ‘well-trained’ militant operatives are hiding inside, the army spokesperson said on Sunday evening.Brig General Fakhrul Ahsan said in a press briefing in front of the den ‘Atia Mahal’ that...

Joint forces start operation in Sylhet militant den, 55 rescued

  

PNS: Joint forces comprising of SWAT, RAB and Bangladesh Army’s para-commando troops have stated the raid titled ‘Operation Twilight’ in a cordoned ‘militants den’ at Shibbari in Dakkhin Surma upazila of Sylhet on Saturday morning.Women, children among 55 rescued from different flats of the building captured by militants over 24 hours.Several gunshots were heard from inside the building at around 10am. Police, RAB and SWAT are controlling the perimeter in the area, while the...

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