Six persons including five suspected militants and a fire fighter were killed in a suicide bomb blast during a police raid in Godagari upazila of Rajshahi district of Bangladesh on Thursday.
The suspected militants blew themselves to thwart police from storming their hideout in a house in Rajshahi.
Two policemen were also injured during the raid.
The police rescued a woman and her two children during the raid.
The deceased were identified as Sajjad Ali, 50, his wife Beli, 40, their sons Al Amin, 30, and Soyaiyad, 25, and their daughter Karima, 28, reports the Daily Star.
The suspects came out and attacked officials with sharp weapons when they were about to approach the house killing fireman Abdul Matin.
A police official was quoted by bdnews24.com as saying that they surrounded the houses based on intelligence inputs about the presence of militants there.