3 JMB militants arrested in Bangladesh

February 18, 2018 03:41 pm | Updated 03:41 pm IST - Dhaka:

Three JMB militants were on Sunday arrested with bomb-making material in Bangladesh’s Rajshahi city, according to a media report.

The elite Rapid Action Battalion conducted a raid at Shahebjan Ali’s home in Tanore’s Bilsahar village based on a tip, bdnews24 reported.

The detainees have been identified as Shahebjan Ali (35), Abul Kalam Azad (28), and Jahangir Alam (28).

RAB-5 Commander Lt Col Mohammad Mahbubul Alam said that they seized 500 gram of gunpowder, seven extremist propaganda leaflets and bomb-making material from their possession.

“The home was searched, the three were detained and the bomb-making materials were seized,” Lt. Col. Alam said.

RAB officials say the three are part of banned Islamic terror outfit Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh.

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