Bangladesh: Suspected militant shot dead in Dhaka

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Bangladeshi policemen keep vigil at the scene of a raid on a suspected militant hideout in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Friday, Sept. 2, 2016. Government forces have been carrying out anti-terror drives following the deadly siege carried out by radical Islamists in a Dhaka restaurant in July. (AP Photo)

A suspected militant who tried to enter the Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) with explosives was reportedly shot dead in Khilgaon area, Bangladesh on Saturday morning.

Chief Mufti Mahmud Khan, RAB’s Legal and Media wing told the agencies, “The man was carrying explosives on his body”.

It was reported that the man who was killed was carrying explosives and trying to enter the security check post on a motorcycle on Saturday morning.

RAB official said in a statement, “The motorbike rider carrying a bag (of explosives) tried to cross the check post at Khilgaon (area) defying signals, forcing our men to fire gunshots that killed him instantly”.

However, the incident came a day after, when a suicide bomber exploded himself up near a Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) camp injuring two RAB members in Dhaka.

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