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Docs begin autopsy of militants killed in Kalyanpur

Updated: Jul 27, 2016 13:25 IST
Dhaka, July 27 (ANI): A three-member team of doctors today began autopsy on the bodies of nine militants killed in a fierce battle with the lawmen in Kalyanpur neighbourhood at the Dhaka Medical College Hospital.

Assistant Professor Shohel Mahmud of the forensic department said they began the autopsy at 11:30 a.m. local time, reports the Daily Star.

Shohel Mahmud along with his colleagues Kabir Shohel and Prabir Biswas are conducting the examination.

However, no case has yet been filed in connection with this case as the autopsy is on.

Yesterday, a joint force drive in Dhaka's Kalyanpur area named operation 'Storm 26' neutralised nine militants and arrested one after an overnight standoff.

During the raid, thirteen locally made grenades, around five kilogrammes of gel, 19 detonators, four 7.62mm pistols, seven magazines of 7.62mm pistols, 22 bullets, three commando knives and 12 guerrilla knives and two black flags with Arabic letters were found.

Reports suggest the detainee claimed that he was a militant of the Islamic State, but Bangladesh’s Police chief A.K.M. Shahidul Hoque said the terrorists belonged to the banned Jama’atul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) outfit.

The police said that these militants had a lot in common with those terrorists, who attacked Holey Artisan Bakery in Dhaka's diplomatic zone on July 1 and Sholakia Eidgah on Eid. (ANI)