Police begins ‘operation south paw’ in Jhenidah

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Jhenidah, April 22: Police’s Counter Terrorism and Transnational Crime (CTTC) unit on Saturday resumed the operation codenamed “South Paw” at ‘Thanthania Para militant den’ in Porahati village under Sadar upazila in Jhenidah district.

According to police, it was being delayed to resume the operation due to incessant rain although it was supposed to begin at 7:00am on Saturday.

Confirming the start of the operation, Md Didar Ahmed, DIG of Khulna Range, said the operation began around 9:30am.

Briefing reporters about the operation yesterday at around 10:30pm, Didar Ahmed said the law enforcers surrounded a house of the Porahati village suspecting it to be a militant hideout since 6:00pm. The house is owned by Abdullah of that village.

The operation was suspended on Friday due to bad weather and darkness of night, he said.

During the operation yesterday, an IED, three suicidal vests, a pistol, a pressure cooker bomb and 20 containers filled with explosives were recovered from the hideout.