Dhaka, July 28: Police disclosed the identities of eight among the nine alleged militants who were killed during a special drive of the joint forces in city’s Kalyanpur area on Thursday.
They are—Raihan Kabir alias Faruk, 28, son of Shajahan Kabir of Tangail village in Rangpur, Abdullah, 23, son of Md Sohrab Ali of Vallabpur village in Dinajpur; Abu Hakim Nayeem, 33, son of Nurul Islam of Kuakata village in Patuakhali; Taj-ul-Haque Rashiq, 25, son of Rabiul Haq of Dhaka’s Dhanmondi area; Atiquzzaman Khan, 24, son of Saifuzzaman Khan of Dhaka’s Gulshan area; Shahzad Rouf Arko, 24, son of Touhid Rouf of Bashundhara in Dhaka; Md Motiar Rahman, 24, son of Nasiruddin Sarder of Omarpur village in Satkhira; and Md Jubayer Hossain, 20, son of Abdul Quaium of Paschim Maijdee village of Noakhali district.
Dhaka Metropolitan Police also disclosed the identities with photos in its web portal on Wednesday.
Their identities were confirmed after the fingerprint samples of their bodies matched with that of the corresponding NID cards, said Masudur Rahman, Deputy Commissioner (Media) of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP).
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 during the special drive.
It was 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 day.