Suicide blast near Bangladesh anti-terror headquarters

Representative image: Bangladeshi security forces launched a nationwide crackdown following a deadly siege at a cafe in Dhaka last year. Photograph:( AFP )

WION Dhaka, Dhaka Division, Bangladesh Mar 17, 2017, 09.10 AM (IST) Saad Hammadi

A suicide bomb blast has been reported near the Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) Headquarters in Dhaka, security officials confirmed to WION.

The attack took place at a RAB camp demarcated for the headquarters of the elite force.

The bomber died in the explosion. The specialised Counter Terrorist and Transnational Crime unit is yet to find access in the perimeter, a member of the unit confirmed to WION.

The Rapid Action Battalion has cordoned the area till the filing of this report.

The blast takes place a day after the police killed four suspected militants in a daylong operation in Sitakundu of Chittagong.

More details to follow.