Joint forces launch operation at Borohat ‘militant den’

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Moulvibazar, March 31: Joint forces launched an operation at the suspected militant den at Borohat in Sadar upazila on Friday.

Police said a team of Counter Terrorism and Transnational Crime (CTTC) and Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) began the drive around 9:53 am.

Sounds of sporadic gunshots were heard in the area. Earlier, the SWAT team reached the spot in the morning.

A big sound was heard in the area but it could not be known whether there was any explosion inside the den.

The law enforcers have kept the den cordoned off since early Wednesday.

Meanwhile, the local administration has banned public gathering in Borohat area from 9 am today to avoid any kind of casualties.

The announcement was made by the police through a loudspeaker in the morning and the order will be remain in force until further notice, said a member of CTTC unit, wishing anonymity.

Earlier, on Thursday, the law enforcers found the limbs of seven bodies, scattered at Nasirpur den in Moulvibazar Sadar upazila during the operation ‘Hitback’, carried out by CTTC unit.

Police suspected that all of them were killed in suicide blasts on Wednesday.

Source: UNB