The Rapid Action Battalion, RAB, were present in large numbers all over Dhanmondi. A mutiny by Bangladesh Rifles, BDR, soldiers broke out in their Headquarter in Pilkhana, in the morning of 25th February, making the area into almost a war zone. Several thousand shots were fired from machineguns, killing more than a hundred army officers, at the BDR Pilkhana Headquarters and several civilians near the area. Dhaka, Bangladesh. February 25, 2009.