7 militants killed in Bangladesh raid

Indo Asian News Service

Dhaka, March 30 (IANS) At least seven suspected militants were killed in Bangladesh on Thursday, the police said.

Police stormed a house in Moulvibazar district where they said members of the Neo-JMB militant group were holed up, Xinhua news agency quoted Dhaka's counter-terrorism police unit chief Monirul Islam as saying.

The Neo-JMB, an offshoot of the banned militant outfit Jamaatul Mujahideen Bangladesh, was blamed for the July 2016 attack on an upscale cafe in Dhaka that left 29 persons killed.