Dhaka – Security forces have cordoned off three suspected dens of the Islamist militants in two districts in northeast and eastern Bangladesh, police said on Wednesday.
The new raids in north-eastern Moulvibazar and eastern Comilla districts began few hours after the army commandos killed four suspected militants in the shrine city of Sylhet.
The militants were reportedly throwing bombs on the lawmen from one of the hideouts in Moulvibazar town, deputy inspector general of police Kamrul Ahsan told reporters. None was reported to have injured in the attacks.
The police suspects that the militants might have stockpiled explosives in the hideouts in Nasirpur sub-district and Borohat of Moulvibazar.
Superintended of police in Moulvibazar Mohammad Shahjalal said suspected den in Borohat was cordoned off since last night while the other in Nasirnagar was put under surveillance since morning Wednesday.
The lawmen encircled the suspected hideout at Kotbari in Comilla in the afternoon as they come to know that a terrorist was staying in a home where he stockpiled explosives.
Television footage shows the lawmen guarding the hideouts with highest caution.
The authorities have slapped ban on rallies and processions in Moulvibazar town as they believe the militants might jeopardize the normal life.