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Bangladesh: Six die in raid on suspected extremists, say police

Tackling extremists: Bangladesh police raided a hideout today (STR/AFP/Getty Images)

By: Rithika Siddhartha

BANGLADESH police today (11) raided a suspected Islamist hideout in an operation that left five relatives and a fire officer dead, officials said. Police shot dead the five people, all from the same family, as they emerged from a house in northwest Bangladesh, senior police officer Sumit Chowdhury said. One of the five stabbed the fire officer, who died of his injuries, while two others hurled grenades at police. Two police were also injured. “We were surprised by the attack. Two of them threw grenades and another attacked a fire service officer with a sharp rod. He later died in…

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