Bangladesh police kill 9 suspected militants

Bangladesh police carry out raid on suspected Dhaka hideout after deadly cafe attack

Bangladesh police kill 9 suspected militants

World Bulletin / News Desk

At least nine suspected militants were shot dead during a police raid in the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka early Tuesday morning.

The country’s police chief AKM Shahidul Haque said one person was detained and they believed the suspects were linked to the Jamaatul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) militant group. 

Though Haque did not identify any of those killed, he said police found several similarities between them and the attackers involved in the killing of 22 people at a Dhaka cafe earlier in the month in terms of the clothing that was found. 

Bangladesh police have conducted several raids on suspected militant hideouts since the deadly attack in Dhaka's upscale Gulshan neighborhood on July 1 which appeared to target foreigners living in Bangladesh. 

Police were able to foil another attempt to bomb mass Eid prayers at the end of holy month of Ramadan days later, on July 6, when one suspected militant was also killed in a gun fight.

 The Syria and Iraq-based ISIL militant group has claimed responsibility for the attack but the Bangladesh government has denied the attackers had any international links.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 26 Temmuz 2016, 14:47