Friday, March 31, 2017

Bangladesh: Police take out Neo LMB Terrorist cell

(Sylhet)  On Friday last Bangladesh, police surrounded a Neo JMB” hideout, (Neo JMB is an offshoot of the banned militant outfit Jama'atul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB)) in the city of Sylhet , as it was situated in the middle of a very built up area, time was taken to move the locals from the area before they made their move. 

On Friday evening they evacuated 70 people from an adjacent building and then on Saturday morning they evacuated a further 78 people. Then when they were sure the area was clear they made their move at around 14.15 local time. Unfortunately for the Police, the terrorists had planned for this day and started firing at the police and setting off explosive devices planted around the area ,resulting in 7 deaths and 40 people injured.

Realizing that these religious bigots weren't going to come quietly, the army decided to fight fire with fire and used a rocket launcher , explosives in which to neutralise the 4 holed up terrorists which included 'Musa' the head of Neo JMB who took control of the terrorist group after the police took out the hierarchy of the group after last Julys attack on Gulshan's Holey Artisan Bakery in Dhaka's diplomatic area killed 23 people,

(Moulvibazar) Subsequent investigations on the flat pointed the police in the direction of a couple of buildings in the nearby town of Moulvibazar ,

This time the police were taking no chances and surrounded the area after first checking for explosive devices .

When the terrorists realised, that they would be unable to lure anybody into any waiting traps  and that they were hemmed in, they decided to blow themselves up after a siege lasting 36 hours.  Police are unable to ascertain exactly how many terrorists killed themselves, but the body parts of around 8 people have been found.