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11 JMB suspects held in city

WT24 Desk

DHAKA : Law enforcers arrested 11 suspected members of the banned Islamist militant outfit Jamaatul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB), including ones of its leader, from Abdullahpur area in the city on Monday night, reports UNB.
The arrestees were identified as Arif Ibne Khayer alias Rifat, a leader, Mohammad Babu Munsi alias Masud Rana, Mohammad Khurshid Alam, Mohammad Omar Faruk, Mohammad Alhaj Miah, Mohammad Helal Uddin, Abul Baset, Mohammad Sujat, Azahar Ali, Mohammad Farhad Hossain and Mizanur Rahman.
The law enforcers also recovered 25 kgs of explosives, some terrorism-related books and matches from their possession.
Talking to reporters at a press briefing at the media centre of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) on Tuesday, DB Joint Commissioner Monirul Islam said a team of DB (North Division) of DMP and the Lawful Interception Centre (LIC) jointly conducted a drive in Abdullahpur area acting on a tip-off and arrested the 11 suspected JMB members about 8:30 pm on Monday.

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