Militant den raid ends in Panthapath, 1 killed

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Dhaka: One suspected militant was killed as police brought to an end the raid conducted at capital’s Panthapath area since morning suspecting a militant den.

The deceased was identified as Syful Islam, 21.

Police put an end of the anti-militant raid around 10:30 am Tuesday.

Earlier, Kalabagan thana inspector Samir Chandra Sutradhar said a police team cordoned off Hotel Olio International at Panthapath around 4:00 am Tuesday suspecting militant hideout.

SWAT and special crime scene unit of police are staying at the spot along with fire services.

According to the locals, frequent sounds of gunfire and explosion were heard from the Hotel Olio International near Square Hospitals around 9:50 am.