Two unidentified men died after being injured in an explosion in a house in northern Bangladesh that police suspect was being used by the banned Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB), officials said on Monday.
Bomb experts found 20 grenades, four pistols, 20 bullets and bomb-making materials in the house at Mohipur village of Bogra district where the explosion occurred on Sunday.
Bogra’s superintendent of police Mohammed Asaduzzaman said villagers alerted police about the explosion on Sunday evening. The villagers took the two injured men to a nearby hospital, where they died within hours.
Asaduzzaman said police suspected the house was being used by the JMB.
The dead men could not be identified and local residents told police they were not from the area. Officials said they had not made any arrests in connection with the blast.
Police said a man posing as a driver had rented the one-storey concrete building five months ago but he left the house a few days ago. The man could not be traced after the blast.