July 26, 2016 - 3:10pm
The militants shouted “Allahu Akbar” before they attacked the law enforcers during a special drive of the joint forces in Dhaka’s Kalyanpur today.
Police found “Allahu Akbar” inscribed black flags from the den, Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) Commissioner Asaduzzaman Mia said while addressing a press briefing at his office.
Nine militants were left dead during the raid and one was caught alive.
Police recovered 13 handmade grenades, one sword, one pistol, seven magazines and bullets from the den, the DMP commissioner said.
The militants had rented the apartment on June 20 and had gathered there to carry out terror attacks, he claimed.
One police man was slightly injured in the operation, Mia said.
The militants were aged about 20, wore jeans and sneakers and were highly educated, he added.
Mia further added that police suspect these attackers belong to the same group that attacked the Gulshan café because similar kind of red handkerchiefs and backpacks were found. “Black dresses were also found there,” he added.
The militant detained from the spot with bullet injuries was taken to Dhaka Medical College Hospital. He claimed to be a member of the Islamic State, DMCH police camp sources said earlier.