“We have found six to seven bullet wounds on each of the bodies. They died of bleeding and injuries on their heads,” said Sohel Mahmud of the Dhaka Medical College Hospital’s forensic department.
“Most of them were shot in the back. There are also gunshot wounds on other parts of the bodies,” Mahmud, who led the autopsy team, told bdnews24.com.
During a routine search operation in the early hours of Tuesday, police came under attack while trying to enter a building in Kalyanpur.
After a night-long stand-off, a SWAT team stormed the apartment on the building’s fifth floor, killing nine suspected militants.
Police said the militants had emerged from the apartment, firing their way out in an attempt to escape.
Firearms and explosives were found in the apartment.