17 July 2017

News Story: Bangladesh elite force cordons off militant hideout

DHAKA, July 16 (Xinhua) -- Bangladesh's anti-crime elite force Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) on Sunday cordoned off a residential building on the outskirts of capital Dhaka when militants with huge explosives opened fire at the law enforcers.

The RAB team surrounded the village house early Sunday suspecting presence of Islamist militants there, said Abdul Awal, a police official in Ashulia.

"Militants fired at least five gunshots" from inside the house, he said, adding that the militants also hurled crude bombs at the law enforcers.

In retaliation, according to the official, RAB members also fired at the militants.

No one was hurt in the incidents of gunfire and blasts.

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