- 7 of 9 militants identified
- 3 hail from Dhaka’s Dhanmondi, Gulshan, Bashundhara areas
- All of them aged between 23 to 33
Police today disclosed the identities of seven among the nine militants who were killed during a special drive of the joint forces in Dhaka’s Kalyanpur area yesterday.
They are: Abdullah, 23, son of Md Sohrab Ali of Vallabpur village in Dinajpur; Abu Hakim Nayeem, 33, son of Nurul Islam of Kuakata village in Patuakhali; Taj-ul-Haque Rashiq, 25, son of Rabiul Haq of Dhaka’s Dhanmondi area; Atiquzzaman Khan, 24, son of Saifuzzaman Khan of Dhaka’s Gulshan area; Shahzad Rouf Arko, 24, son of Touhid Rouf of Bashundhara in Dhaka; Md Motiar Rahman, 24, son of Nasiruddin Sarder of Omarpur village in Satkhira; and Md Jubayer Hossain, 20, son of Abdul Quaium of Paschim Maijdee village of Noakhali district.
Dhaka Metropolitan Police also disclosed the identities with photos in its web portal this evening.
Their identities were confirmed after the fingerprint samples of their bodies matched with that of the corresponding NID cards, said Masudur Rahman, Deputy Commissioner (Media) of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP).
Thirteen locally made grenades, around five kilogrammes of gel, 19 detonators, four 7.62mm pistols, seven magazines of 7.62mm pistols, 22 bullets, three commando knives and 12 guerrilla knives and two black flags with Arabic letters were found during the special drive.
It was said that these militants had a lot in common with those terrorists who attacked Holey Artisan Bakery in Dhaka’s diplomatic zone on July 1 and Sholakia Eidgah on Eid day.
Case filed under Anti-Terrorism Act
Police today filed a case with Mirpur Police Station under the Anti-Terrorism Act in connection with the raid.
The case was filed against some unidentified persons and Rakibul Hasan, the lone survivor who claimed himself to be a member of so called Islamic State, confirmed Bhuyan Mahmood Hassan, officer-in-charge of the police station.
Hasan sustained bullet injuries during the police operation and is currently undergoing treatment at Dhaka Medical College Hospital.