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Bangladesh seizes 4 militant suspects, explosives

Police have arrested four suspected Islamic militants and seized bomb-making materials in a raid in the Bangladeshi capital, the national police chief said Wednesday.



Dhaka: Police have arrested four suspected Islamic militants and seized bomb-making materials in a raid in the Bangladeshi capital, the national police chief said Wednesday.

The suspects were arrested late Monday from a four-story apartment building in Dhaka`s southern Dhania district where they were living as tenants, police chief Noor Mohammad said. A woman believed to be the wife of one of the men also was detained, he said.

Police seized explosives, bomb-making materials and firearms from the men, he said.
Police believe the men are top-ranking leaders of the banned, radical Islamic group Jumatul Mujahideen Bangladesh. Mohammad did not provide further details.

Jumatul Mujahideen Bangladesh seeks to establish Islamic law in Muslim-majority Bangladesh. It was blamed for countrywide bombings that killed at least 26 people and wounded dozens in 2005.
Six high-ranking members of the group, including its leader Shaikh Abdur Rahman and his deputy Siddiqul Islam, were hanged in 2007 for killing two judges in a separate 2005 bomb attack in the southern town of Jhalakathi. During their trial, the defendants said they targeted the courts because they are run by secular laws.

Bureau Report

From Zee News

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