Dhaka, December 25: After the operation resumed at Ashkona militants den in the city around 10:30am on Sunday, five grenades including two unpinned and two live suicide vests were found inside a room of the militant den.
The ground floor flat used as militant hideout is in volatile condition as gas is coming out of one of the rooms where the body of the militant Afif Kaderi is still lying.
Police were taking preparation to recover the explosives, said Proloy Kumar Joardar, deputy commissioner of DMP’s Counter Terrorism and Transnational Crime (CTTC) unit, told reporters at the scene this afternoon.
The police official told journalist that the law enforcers could not recover Afif’s body last night as gas is coming out of the room.
Law enforcers were able to take control of two rooms of the three-roomed flat on the ground floor, he added.
Teams of CTTC, Criminal Investigation Department (CID) crime scene investigators and Bomb Disposal Unit members of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) are taking part in the operation.
Besides, two women –wife of Major (retd) Jahid, allegedly the trainer of Gulshan and Sholakia attackers, and wife of ‘Neo JMB’ leader Maynul Musa– surrendered with two babies.
After Shakira’s death, Afif alias Ador alias Abir opened fire at police from inside the flat.
Police fired shots and gas grenades as Afif did not surrender. Officials said Afif might have been killed in police firing around 2:30pm.