A multi-day standoff in Bangladesh ended in violence today as militants believed to be affiliated with the Islamic State killed themselves in an explosion.

The blast killed up to eight people, including a child, and comes shortly after another operation targeting Islamist militants ended with bombings and the deaths of six people earlier this week.

Other militant hideouts are currently being surrounded by security forces, potentially signaling further bloodshed as the government works to implement a counter terrorism campaign that has seen multiple setbacks over the last few years.

Today’s violence took place in Sylhet, a region located in northeastern Bangladesh.