Members of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) cordoned off a house in Chourabali area in Ashulia of Savar, on the outskirts of the capital, since early hours of Sunday suspecting it to be a militant den.
RAB media and legal wing director Mufti Mahmood Khan told reporters on Sunday morning that the elite force men have fenced off the house since 1:00am on Sunday.
The suspected militants started firing and threw explosives after the RAB men had asked them to surrender, he added.
The RAB media and legal wing director further said, “The area has been evacuated. We will begin a drive shortly.”