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12:00 AM, January 14, 2018 / LAST MODIFIED: 02:59 AM, January 14, 2018

Nakhalpara Raid

Killed militant suspects yet to be identified

The three suspected JMB militants killed in Friday's Rab raid in the capital's West Nakhalpara near Prime Minister's Office (PMO) are yet to be identified.

None came to claim the bodies, Lt Col Emranul Hasan, commanding officer of Rab-3, told The Daily Star last evening.

They are trying to ascertain their identities through fingerprint match with the Election Commission database, he added.

One of the militants rented a room on the fourth floor in the six-storey building, “Ruby Villa”, identifying himself as Jahid.

Rab found copies of two national ID cards with his photographs. In one copy, his name was mentioned as Jahid from Comilla and in the other as Sajib from Brahmanbaria.

Filing of a case with Tejgaon Police Station under Anti-Terrorism Act against some unnamed persons was underway.

Meanwhile, autopsies on the three bodies were conducted at Suhrawardy Medical College morgue yesterday.

Prof AM Selim Reza, head of the forensic medicine department, said they died from bullet wounds.

According to Rab, the militants were plotting to carry out attacks on key establishments in Dhaka holing up in the building that is several hundred yards off the PMO.

The flats on the fourth and fifth floors were rented out to bachelors and the rest to families.

House owner Shah Mohammad Sabbir Hossain and its caretaker Rubel were being interrogated, said Rab officials. 

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