A Bangladesh anti-terrorist force killed two members of a banned Islamist group on Monday, a force spokesman said, the latest clash in a intensified a hunt for militants behind a spate of violence.

 

Members of the anti-terrorist unit raided an abandoned house on the outskirts of Dhaka in the early hours and killed two members of the Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen militant group hiding there after they threw bombs, the force spokesman said.

 

“Our personnel had to retaliate by firing,” spokesman Mufti Mahmud Khan told reporters.

 

A large amount of bomb-making material was found along with a pistol and some bullets, he said.

 

 

 

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