Two militants die in Bangladesh suicide blast

Thursday 16 March 2017 3 months ago 26   Bangladesh   Print

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Report  Web desk : At least two Bangladeshi militants blew themselves up Thursday after throwing grenades at police who surrounded a suspected extremist hideout outside the port city of Chittagong, police said. "They came out in the stairs and carried out a big explosion. Parts of their bodies were spread to 25 to 30 yards (22 to 27 metres)," said Sanwar Hossain, additional deputy commissioner of the police counter-terrorism unit. "Two people including a woman are confirmed dead," he said, adding parts of the staircase were blown off in the explosion. National police chief A.K.M Shahidul Hoque told AFP that the dead were members of a new faction of the homegrown extremist group Jamayetul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB), blamed for a series of deadly attacks including a cafe siege in Dhaka where 22 people including 18 foreign hostages were killed. "Probably three militants including one female died. Two policemen (were) injured," he said in a text message.(01)