August 28, 2016 - 1:05pm
Narayanganj police do not have any official confirmation of the identities of the two persons killed during an operation at a militant den yesterday.
“Identities of two militants came up in the media reports but we are yet to get any official confirmation on it,” Moinul Haque, superintendent of Narayanganj police, told journalists this morning.
“Primarily, police have identified Tamim using his photo and identities of the rest two militants are still under investigation,” the SP said.
Some of the media today published reports identifying the two militants.
According to Bangla daily Prothom Alo, the two dead militants are Fazle Rabbi of Kismat Noapara village in Jessore Sadar upazila and Tausif Hossain of Ramchandrapur area under Boalia Police Station in Rajshahi city.
They were killed along with Tamim Ahmed Chowdhury, a mastermind of Gulshan café attack, during yesterday’s “Operation Hit Strong 27” in Paikpara area of Narayanganj.
Quoting a source in the law enforcing agencies, the daily said law enforcers have confirmed the identities of Tamim and Rabbi but they are yet to confirm the identity of Tausif.
Canadian citizen of Bangladesh descent and the operation commander of the “Neo JMB”, Tamim was one of the masterminds of the Holey Artisan Bakery attack in Gulshan on July 1 and the Sholakia Eid congregation attack in Kishoreganj on July 7, according to law enforcers.