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5 killed in Bangladesh suicide blasts

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  12 May 2017 12:00 AM GMT

Dhaka, May 11: Four militants and a firefighter were killed in suicide blasts on Thursday during a security raid on a suspected militant hideout in Bangladesh’s Rajshahi district, a police official said. The official said based on a tip-off, security forces surrounded a house early Thursday morning, Xinhua news agency reported. “Four militants blew themselves when the police tried to enter the house where members of the banned Neo-Jamaatul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) militant group were holed up,” another police official said. He said the firefighter succumbed to injuries in a hospital Two policemen also sustained injuries as the suspected militants opened fire, said the official. IANS

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