Six of 7 ‘militants’ killed in Gazipur identified

Six of 7 ‘militants’ killed in Gazipur identified

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Dhaka – Family members on Tuesday identified six of the seven suspected militants who were killed in a drive at a house in Patartek area in Gazipur on Saturday, UNB news agency reported.One of them was said to be Saiful Islam Babul of Chhatak upazila in Sunamganj, while another is Ibrahim, son of Azimuddin, a resident of Dhaka’s Bangshal area.
Seeing the photos of the slain militants published in different daily newspapers, the family members of six identified them, said Police Super of the district Harun-or-Rashid.
“Necessary steps will be taken after scrutinising their claim,” he told a press briefing at his office in the afternoon.
BBC reported, according to available information from their families the suspected militants had been persuaded to join the outfit between August and September. Members of their families reported about their missing status to local police stations or their neighbours.
Of the slain militant suspects, Ibrahim’s father Azimuddin said Ibrahim, a student of a local madrasah, went missing three months ago. A general diary was lodged with the police station concerned in this connection, he said.
He also demanded punishment of those who made his innocent son a militant.
With these two, the SP said, three of the militants out of the seven killed in the Patertek drive, have been identified so far.
On Saturday, the seven suspected militants, including Neo JMB commander Akash, son of Abu Syed Munshi of Paschim Baroitali village in Kazipur upazila of Sirajganj, were killed during the drive conducted by the counter-terrorism unit of police at Patartek.

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