• Friday, Dec 02, 2022
  • Last Update : 10:24 am

Police: 3 killed Sitakunda militants from Bandarban

  • Published at 08:47 am March 18th, 2017
  • Last updated at 12:00 pm March 18th, 2017
Police: 3 killed Sitakunda militants from Bandarban
Police have identified three militants - who were killed in Thursday’s Sitakunda raid - as residents of Bandarban district. The militants are Kamal Hossain, his wife Zubaira Yasmin and Kamal’s bother-in-law Johirul Hoque Jasim. Police say they were linked to a new faction of banned militant outfit Jama'atul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB), affiliated with Islamic State. Baishari police camp SI Abu Musa confirmed the identities to the Dhaka Tribune Saturday morning. He said: “The slain militants are from Baishari area under Naikkhyangchhari upazila. The seven-month-old killed in the raid was Kamal and Zubaira’s child. “Hasan, who was arrested in Comilla during an attack on a passenger bus, is also Kamal and Zubaira’s relative.” Two men, including Hasan, attacked police petrol with crude bombs on March 7. Zubaira’s mother Jannat Ara said: “Kamal and Zubaira were religious. They moved to a rented house in Sitakunda in February. “Few days later, Jasim went to stay with them.”
Also Read- 4 cases filed over Sitakunda raids
She said: “The couple also lured my 16-year-old daughter Monji Begum into joining them. She is also missing for eight months.” Monji and two other siblings of Zubaira have remained missing. Patiya OC Sheikh Md Neyamot Ullah, also a member of Counter-Terrorism and Transnational Crimes unit, said: “The two militants who were detained from another hideout in Sitakunda had disclosed Kamal and Zubaira’s name to us. “When we showed the detainee’s pictures, one Nurul Amin confirmed that they stayed at his house in Patiya with Kamal and Zubaira.” Bandarban Superintendent of Police Sanjit Roy said: “Not only Kamal and Zubaira, but a few other militants also hail from Banshari area. We are trying to arrest them.” However, the police official refused to the identities of the militants for the sake of the investigation.
Also Read- Sitakunda dens were a massive bomb-making operation
Earlier on Wednesday, four militants, including a woman, were killed in a raid in Sitakunda. Two of them reportedly blew themselves up to evade being arrested. Later, police found the body of a child with the woman. In a separate raid, two militants were captured from another hideout in neighbouring Namarbazar in Sitakunda on Tuesday.
50
Facebook 50
blogger sharing button blogger
buffer sharing button buffer
diaspora sharing button diaspora
digg sharing button digg
douban sharing button douban
email sharing button email
evernote sharing button evernote
flipboard sharing button flipboard
pocket sharing button getpocket
github sharing button github
gmail sharing button gmail
googlebookmarks sharing button googlebookmarks
hackernews sharing button hackernews
instapaper sharing button instapaper
line sharing button line
linkedin sharing button linkedin
livejournal sharing button livejournal
mailru sharing button mailru
medium sharing button medium
meneame sharing button meneame
messenger sharing button messenger
odnoklassniki sharing button odnoklassniki
pinterest sharing button pinterest
print sharing button print
qzone sharing button qzone
reddit sharing button reddit
refind sharing button refind
renren sharing button renren
skype sharing button skype
snapchat sharing button snapchat
surfingbird sharing button surfingbird
telegram sharing button telegram
tumblr sharing button tumblr
twitter sharing button twitter
vk sharing button vk
wechat sharing button wechat
weibo sharing button weibo
whatsapp sharing button whatsapp
wordpress sharing button wordpress
xing sharing button xing
yahoomail sharing button yahoomail