Four ex­trem­ists sur­ren­der af­ter Bangladesh shootout

Muscat Daily - - WORLD -

Dhaka, Bangladesh - Four sus­pected ex­trem­ists sur­ren­dered on Sun­day af­ter a night-long stand­off with Bangladeshi po­lice in which they det­o­nated ex­plo­sives and opened fire out­side the cap­i­tal Dhaka, an of­fi­cial said.

Po­lice said the armed mil­i­tants be­longed to a new fac­tion of Ja­mayetul Mu­jahideen Bangladesh (JMB), an out­lawed group blamed for a wave of at­tacks in­clud­ing the mur­der of 18 for­eign­ers at a cafe in Dhaka last July.

Act­ing on a tip-off Bangladesh’s Rapid Ac­tion Bat­tal­ion sur­rounded a build­ing in the gar­ment dis­trict of Ashu­lia, around 25km west of Dhaka, just af­ter mid­night, RAB spokesman Miza­nur Rah­man Bhuiyan said.

“They rented the house pos­ing as gar­ment work­ers two months ago. When we raided the place, they fired back with live rounds and ex­ploded IED [im­pro­vised ex­plo­sive de­vices],” he said. No ca­su­al­ties were re­ported.

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