Raid at two Ctg houses ends

Dhaka,  Wed,  23 August 2017
Published : 20 Mar 2017, 20:15:35

Raid at two Ctg houses ends

Joint forces on Monday conducted drives at two houses, believed to be militant hideouts, at Akbar Shah and Kattoli areas of Chittagong city.

However, no arrest could be made during the simultaneous drives, which were ended at around 6.00pm, said Nazmul Ahsan, additional deputy commissioner of Chittagong Metropolitan Police (West), reports UNB.

He also said they did not find any bomb or other explosive substances at the alleged militant dens.

Acting on information gleaned from the ‘militant couple’ Jashim and his wife Arjina, who were arrested during a drive in Sitakunda upazila, law enforcing agencies cordoned off a house at Road-1 of CDA Residential Area in Colonel Haat and another five-storey building at Uttar Kattoli under Akbar Shah thana around 4pm.

Two joint teams of police, Special Weapons and Tactics Team (SWAT) and Rapid Action Battalion (Rab), including a bomb disposal unit each, conducted the drive.

Some 200 members of the law enforcement agencies launched simultaneous operations at the houses around 4:45 pm.

Earlier on March 16, four suspected militants, including a female one, and a six-year-old boy, were killed during a special raid by joint forces on a militant hideout at Premtala in Sitakunda upazila of Chittagong, ending an overnight standoff. Two SWAT members were also injured during the gunfight.

The special team also rescued 20 people of a number of families who got trapped in the house during the drive.
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