B'desh: RAB check post attacker shot dead

Dhaka [Bangladesh], Mar. 18 (ANI): A person was shot dead after he tried to attack a check post of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) with explosives in Dhaka's Khilgaon area.

The deceased is yet to be identified.

"A man riding a motorcycle tried to intrude into RAB 3 check post in Shekher Jaiga area with explosives around 4:35am on Saturday. He was shot dead," Dhaka Tribune quoted RAB's Media Wing Director Mufti Mahmud Khan as saying.

He added that two RAB officials have also been injured in the incident.

RAB 3 Assistant Director ASM Sakhawat Hossain told Dhaka Tribune they have cordoned off the area.

"We suspect that the person was carrying explosives in his bag. Bomb disposal unit has been called," he said.

Earlier on Friday, a suicide bomber blew himself up near a temporary camp of the elite force in Ashkona Hajj Camp area.

The incidents have occurred few days after the Islamic State (IS) called for suicide attacks in Bangladesh. (ANI)