A total of four people have been detained for questioning, the RAB ADG said [Mahmud Hossain Opu/Al Jazeera]

Dhaka, Bangladesh – At least two people blew themselves up on Monday after they were cordoned off by the security forces in a house in the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka, according to officials.

Before the “militants” killed themselves, they exchanged gunshots with Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) -Bangladesh’s elite police forces, Benazir Ahmed, the Director General of RAB, said at a press briefing in Dhaka.

Authorities in the South Asian nation had increased vigilance in the wake of Sri Lanka Easter Sunday bombings that killed more than 250 people.

“RAB fired about 150 rounds of bullets when they first started shooting at us,” said Ahmed.

“The bodies have been

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