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anti-militant drive

Bangladesh commandos storm extremist hideout

DHAKA: Bangladesh commandos Saturday stormed a hideout of suspected Islamist extremists in the country's northeast, rescuing at least 78 civilians, in a major anti-militant drive. The commandos backed by armoured personnel carriers launched the operation after a more than 30-hour standoff with the extremists who holed up in a five-storey building in the city Sylhet. "All 78 people from 28 civilian families who were trapped in the building for more than a day have been rescued by the army's para commando battalion,"…