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Gunshots heard as police cordon off militant hideout

abc 26 April , 2017, 13:18:29

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Gunshots have been heard after the police cordoned off a building at Mobarakpur union in Shibganj upazila of Chapainawabganj, suspecting it to be a militant hideout.

 

Local people said they have heard of several gunshots around 11:00am on Wednesday. Meanwhile, the local upazila administration imposed Section 144 in the area.

According to witnesses, police cordoned off the building after detaining two men, Mahfuzur Rahman and Abdus Salam, from the Trimohoni Shibnagar area of the union. However, police did not comment on this claim.

Shibganj police officer-in-charge Habibul Islam said gunshots were fired at the police from the house. The suspected militants have been asked to surrender to the police.

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