Operation resumes at Narsingdi militant den

Sun Online Desk

17th October, 2018 01:14:27 printer

Operation resumes at Narsingdi militant den

On the second day of the ‘Gardian Knot’ operation, law enforcers on Wednesday deployed a drone to observe the situation at the second ‘militant den’ at Gangpar in Madhabdi municipality of Narsingdi, UNB reports.


Briefing reporters in the morning, Monirul Islam, chief of the members of Counter Terrorism and Transnational (CTTC) unit of DMP, said, “The existence of two militants inside this house is sure …there might be more. They might have assembled explosives in the house.”


The law enforcers have asked them several times over loudspeakers to surrender, but they did not respond to their so far, he added.


“The team has deployed a drone to observe the situation inside the building,” said Monirul Islam, adding, “If they do not surrender within two hours, we’ll start an operation at the seven-storey building. A special team from Dhaka is on their way.”


CTTC members in association with the local police surrounded the building of owned by Afzal Haji since Monday night.


Besides, members of CTTC unit and Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) conducted an operation at a ‘militant den’ in a five-story building at Bhogiratpur on Tuesday afternoon and recovered the bodies of two suspected militants.


Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of Dhaka Range Chowdhury Abdullah Al-Mamun was also present.


The operation was codenamed ‘Gardian Knot’.