Man carrying explosives killed at Bangladesh checkpoint

2017-03-18 16:07
Bangladesh Rapid Action Battalion personnel and bomb experts stand close to the spot where a man was shot dead. (AP)

Bangladesh Rapid Action Battalion personnel and bomb experts stand close to the spot where a man was shot dead. (AP)

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New Delhi - A man carrying explosives was fired on and killed when he tried to cross a checkpoint run by an elite anti-crime force in Bangladesh's capital on Saturday, officials said.

In a text message to media, the Rapid Action Battalion said the security officers opened fire as the man tried to penetrate the checkpoint with "a motorbike and explosives" in Dhaka's Khilgaon area.

The agency's operational official ASM Sakhawat Hossain told reporters that officers found the explosives in a bag the man was carrying.

The man's identity was not immediately clear.

Hossain said bomb experts were at the scene to examine the explosives.

Mufti Mahmud Khan, a spokesperson for the agency, said two officials were injured but it was not clear how.

On Friday, a suspected militant died when he exploded a bomb at the camp where the agency's future headquarters is under construction. The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the attack in a statement carried by its Aamaq news agency.

Bangladesh has experienced a surge in militant attacks in recent years, with atheist bloggers, writers and publishers, as well as foreigners and members of minority communities all targeted.


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