Bangladesh police kill nine militants in raid
July 26, Dhaka: Police in Bangladesh have killed nine suspected Islamist militants after a gun battle in Dhaka, officials said. They have raided a five-story building Tuesday and killed suspected militants.
Inspector General of Police A.K.M. Shahidul Hoque said the raid took place in Dhaka's Kalyanpur area and one suspect was arrested and was being treated for injuries in a hospital.
Hoque said officials were investigating to see which group the men belonged to, but their clothing and other evidence showed it was likely that they belonged to local banned group Jumatul Mujahedeen Bangladesh, or JMB.
The group is blamed for a July 1 attack in Dhaka's Gulshan diplomatic area, where 20 people, including Italians and Japanese, were killed when armed gunmen attacked a restaurant, the Associated Press reported.
The Oslo Times International News Network