Thursday, May 11, 2017

Bangladesh: Terrorist family of 5, killed in a shoot out with Police

(Dhaka) A family of five and a fire officer were killed with two young children being rescued when police raided a Islamist terrorist hideout in Bangladesh early Thursday. The family decided it was far better to blow themselves up than be arrested by the police after they emerged from the suspected hideout in south west Bangladesh. One of the five stabbed the fire officer, who later died of his injuries, while two others hurled grenades at police. The five killed in the blasts were the 50-year old house owner, his 40-year-old wife, 28-year-old daughter and two sons aged 30 and 25.

Police raided the house in the village of Habashpur in the district of Rajshahi after receiving a tip-off that members of the outlawed Jamayetul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) Islamist group were holed up there.