Bogra Sadar circle’s Additional Superintendent of Police Sanatan Chakraborty said they raided the Tantipukur area, following a tip-off that a group of militants had gathered there.
Although the majority of the militants fled the scene, Khorshed’s bullet-riddled body was found on the spot, the officer said.
Chakraborty said the injured leader was rushed to Shahid Ziaur Rahman Medical College Hospital, where doctors declared him brought dead. On his way to the hospital, Khorshed revealed his identity, Chakraborty said.
The officer said that police recovered two firearms, three rounds of bullets, a machete, and a dagger from the spot.
Bangladesh police blamed the JMB for the two terror attacks, including the Dhaka cafe siege, in which 20 people, including 17 foreigners and an Indian girl, were
The Islamic State claimed the brutal Dhaka cafe attack, but the government has insisted that the group had no base in the country and the attacks was carried out by homegrown militant groups like the JMB.