Police have identified one of the three militants, who had blown themselves up along with four children during "Operation Hit Back" at Nasirpur hideout in Moulvibazar.
The militant Lokman Hossain alias Sohel Rana, hailed from Dinajpur’s Ghoraghat, was Shura member of Jama'atul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB).
He later joined New JMB, police said on Sunday.
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“Lokman had been missing since 2007,” Ghoraghat police OC Israel Hossain told the Dhaka Tribune.
“He was wanted in a case filed under Anti-Terrorism Act in 2008 with Chapainawabganj’s Shibganj police station,” the OC added.
Seven tattered bodies were found after the operation on March 30. However, police could not confirm exactly when they killed themselves.