Unidentified gunmen kill 24 Indian terrorists
The Khaleda Zia government in Bangladesh has been quite hesitant and unwilling to act firmly against Indian terrorists taking refuge in its territory. Who then were the unidentified gunmen who killed 24 terrorists and injured 26 others in simultaneous raids on four hideouts in Dhaka? Considering that the announcement came from the director-general of Tripura police, and that a number of different outfits were targeted simultaneously, this could point to a covert operation by Indian security forces. The Bangladesh government has denied that the incident took place.
If indeed it is so, it must be seen in the context of having come at the end of several unsuccessful attempts to convince the Bangladeshi authorities to take action againt the terrorists. The recent surge of attacks in Assam and Tripura by a resurgent terrorist groups have imposed a fresh urgency in addressing the challenge posed by terrorists who take advantage of porous borders and sympathetic governments. The Myanmar junta must take note of this too.