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One of 3 suspected militants killed on Friday, identified


Dhaka, 14 Jan – One of the three suspected militants killed in Nakhalpara raid on Friday is Mezba Uddin, a resident of Comilla.
The Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) confirmed the identity after his fingerprints were matched with national identity database.Lt. Colonel Imranul Hassan, commander, Rapid Action Battalion-3 (RAB-3) confirmed his identity to newspeople.
The RAB official said that Mezba Uddin, son of Enamul Huq and Tahmina Akhtar, fingerprint matched with one of the national identity (NID) card.
“Mejbah Uddin’s wife, brother, father and mother will be brought from Comilla to Dhaka for interrogation”, added Imranul Hassan.
Earlier, on Saturday in Tejgoan police station, RAB filed a case under the anti terrorism act- 2009 in a connection with the anti militancy drive at Dhaka’s nakhalpara.
During the raid RAb found two ID card with same picture but different name. In one ID, the name was mentioned as Jahid from Comilla and in the other as Sajib from Brahmanbaria.
RAB detained a caretaker name Rubel fro interrogations. After initial interrogation Caretaker Rubel said that a young man named Jahid, wanted to rent a room on the fifth floor on December 28. Jahid told him that he was working in a private company.
On Friday, A RAB team raided “Rubi Villa” near the Prime Minister’s Office around 2am. A group of militants was staying on the fourth floor of the six-storeyed building at west Nakhalpara. Two firearms, three suicide vests, three improvised explosive devices and some detonators were seized from the hideout, said the elite force.
Mufti Mahmud Khan, Director (Legal and media wing) of RAB said that the militants opened fire and hurled a grenade targeting the RAB forces adding that the RAB men also fired back in retaliation. During the exchange of gunshots, three militants were killed and two RAB men sustained injuries. – Staff Reporter


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