RAB busts militant hideout in Bosila, 2 killed

At least two suspected militants were killed in an explosion after members of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) cordoned off a tin-shed reported den of militants at Bosila in Mohammadpur area of the capital early Monday. Director General Benazir Ahmed of Rapid Action Battalion’s (Rab) confirmed the deaths while talking to reporters during his visit to the spot.

“They were undoubtedly militants… Rab had to fire 150 rounds of bullet to bring the situation under control,” said the Rab DG. When the bomb disposal unit entered the house, they found scattered body organs at the house and three legs. Earlier, acting on secret information, RAB members surrounded the tin-roofed house on the road No. 8 in the Metro Housing area around 3am on Monday, according to RAB-2 Company Commander Md Mohiuddin Farooqi.

Gunfights took place between RAB and the suspected militants, and explosions were heard from inside the house, he said. Around 9am, a bomb disposal team helped by other RAB members stormed the house. At that time, gunfights were heard from inside. The Rab team detained three people, including caretaker of the house, for interrogation.

The RAB used drones to collect information from inside the house, said Farooqi. Two youths rented one of the four rooms in the house a month ago and three families lived in the three other rooms earlier, according to the RAB. A mosque was built beside the house a few days back, with Yusuf as its imam.