RAB resume Jhenaidah raid

Dhaka,  Fri,  22 September 2017
Published : 17 May 2017, 11:58:51 | Updated : 17 May 2017, 14:09:25

Jhenaidah operation resumes after overnight break

RAB has resumed its operation on a suspected militant hideout in Jhenaidah after an overnight break.

A RAB commando team from Dhaka and a Bomb Disposal Unit resumed the operation at 8:45am on Wednesday, said RAB – 6 Jhenaidah Company Commander Maj Monir Ahmed.

Locals have been warned to stay in their homes for the purposes of security, reports bdnews24.com.

RAB Director (Operations) Lt Col Mahmud, Media Wing Chief Mufti Mahmud Khan and other senior officials arrived at the scene prior to the start of operations on Wednesday.

Two local ‘neo-JMB members’ named Selim ,45, and Pranto, 20, were detained on Monday night. The following morning their homes were cordoned off by RAB on suspicion of militant activity.

Suicide vests, bombs, dynamite sticks, and bomb-making circuit boards were recovered by law enforcement over the course of operations on Tuesday.

Law enforcement has uncovered five militant hideouts in Jhenaidah in the past month. Chemical containers, bombs, suicide vests, suicide belts, and significant amounts of explosive-making material were found at these sites.

RAB detectives had been monitoring the situation in Jhenaidah since the hideouts were found, RAB-6 Captaion Additional DIG Khandker Rafiqul Islam. Selim and Pranto were detained by a RAB patrol in the Porahati in connection with these cases.

The Jhenaidah operation is based on information received from questioning the two suspects.
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