At least six people were killed in two explosions in Sylhet, Bangladesh, on Saturday, reported Reuters. More than 40 people were injured in the blasts that took place during raids at a militant hideout. Two security officials were also injured during the encounter, reported Dhaka Tribune.
“At least six people including two police official were killed in two explosions, one near the hideout and another in front of the building,” said Sylhet police spokesperson Zedan Al Musa. The encounter that started two days ago is still under way.
This came only a day after the Islamic State group carried out a suicide bomb blast at a security checkpoint near the Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka on Friday.