Lawmen prep for ‘Operation Strike Out’ in Comilla
11:13 AM, March 31, 2017 / LAST MODIFIED: 07:49 PM, March 31, 2017

Grenade, bomb, suicide vest found in Comilla ‘militant den’

- ‘Operation Strike Out’ ends for today

- 4 grenades, 2 suicide vests, 2 bombs weighing 5kg found

- No militant at hideout

- 2 suspects flee

- Section 144 to continue 

Police claimed to have found a huge cache of explosives including grenade, bomb and suicide vest inside the militant den in Gondhomoti area of Comilla this evening.

“Two bombs weighing five kilograms each, four grenades and two suicide vests were found inside the den,” said Shafiqul Islam, deputy inspector general of Chittagong range police.

Two suspected militants named Anas alias Anis, 20, of Noakhali and Rony, 23, of Chapainawabganj, fled the hideout sensing presence of law enforcers, he said at a briefing after concluding the drive for today.

A bomb disposal unit will defuse the explosives tomorrow, he said adding that the section 144 imposed around the hideout will remain active until the ‘Operation Strike Out’ ends.

Police surrounded the house since 4:30 pm on Wednesday suspecting that some suspected militants were hiding there with explosives, said Abdullah Al Mamun, additional superintendent (South) of police in Comilla.

Earlier in the day, A SWAT team joined the law enforcers to conduct the operation, a local stringer reports quoting Inspector Sadiqur Rahman of Comilla Sadar police.

All residents of the adjacent houses were evacuated following the drive.

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