Nearly eight hours after Bangladesh Army officially called off its operation at ‘Atia Mahal’ in Dakkhin Surma upazila of Sylhet on Tuesday night, police cordoned off two houses at Barahat Residential Area in the district town and Fatehpur village in Sadar upazila early Wednesday, suspecting those to be militant hideouts.
Tipped off, police cordoned off the houses around 4am, said officer-in-charge of Sadar Police Station Wakil Ahmed.
Masudur Rahman, Deputy Commissioner (Media) of Dhaka Metropolitan Police, said suspected militants at the house of Fatehpur village hurled grenades at the policemen. In retaliation, police also fired back several times, Masudur added. Read more