Dhaka: 3 suspected militants were killed during an operation of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) at a hideout in Tejgaon area of Dhaka.
Rab Director General, Benazir Ahmed said, three bodies were found after operation at the militant den in West Nakhalpara area.
Sounds of heavy gunshots and explosions were heard from the spot while the raid was being conducted on fourth floor of a six-storey building of Rubi Villa, reports our correspondent.
Parvej Hossain, a resident of the fifth-floor and a student of Tejgaon Polytechnic Institute, told The Daily Star that they woke up hearing the heavy sounds of gunfire around 3:30am.
The residents of the fourth-floor were hardly seen and the door and windows of the floor remained closed at all times.
The law enforcers cordoned off the building around 2:00am suspecting that militants may hole up there, Mufti Mahmud Khan, Rab’s legal and media wing director, told The Daily Star.
Sensing presence of the Rab members, the “militants” fired bullets and hurled grenade at the law enforcers, he said.
Later, the members of the elite force entered the “hideout” after breaking its door and conducted operation there, the Rab official said.
Two Rab members sustained minor injuries, he added. Bomb disposal units of the law enforcers went to the spot.
Other residents of the house were brought out of the building safely before conducting the operation, he further said.