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Model-cum-militant arrested in Dhaka


MNA National Desk: Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) has arrested a young man named Mehedi Hassan, member of the Jama’atul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) in Dhaka, who was also once a fashion model. A team of RAB conducted a drive in South Banasree under Khilgaon police station and arrested him, the elite force informed media. On Thursday, he was introduced to the media as a ‘commander’ of the banned militant outfit JMB. The family of Mehedi registered a diary with Khilgaon police station in this regard. Mehedi’s father, Khorshed Alam, is a retired police officer. Mehedi has a BBA degree from Darul ...

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12th anniversary of Aug 17 serial blasts

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MNA Feature Desk: The country on Thursday is set to remember the countrywide simultaneous serial blasts carried out by Jama’atul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) 12 years ago. Two persons were killed and over 50 people wounded as the outfit carried out the bomb attacks at around 500 points in 63 districts except Munshiganj on August 17 in 2005. Ruling Awami League (AL) is going to observe the day as the anti-terrorism and anti-militancy day through different programmes, reported news agency. Besides, different socio-cultural organizations and political parties will also observe the day with a renewed call to stamp out extremism from ...

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Garment factory owner held for supplying arms, funding militancy

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MNA Editorial Desk: A garment factory owner and his driver have been detained by Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) for their alleged connection in supplying firearms and funding militancy. Imran Ahmed, 37, managing director of Jim Tex, is said to be a Majlish-e-Sura member of Sarwar-Tamim group of “Neo JMB”, Dhaka City West unit, according to a press release sent from Rab headquarters. Imran, hailed from Pirojpur, was arrested from Rupganj upazila in Narayanganj and Shamim was arrested in Brahmanbaria, said Mufti Mahmud Khan, director of the force’s legal and media wing, at a press briefing at its media centre at ...

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RAB detained 3 from Chapainawabganj


MNA National Desk: Members of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) arrested three people, and conducted separate raids on four houses in Gomostapur and Nachol upazilas of Chapainawabganj on Wednesday. The drivers were launched around 5am following information gleaned from three suspected members of Jama’atul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) who were arrested from Bazarpara in Gomostapur along with 3 kg gunpowder, one pistol, one magazine and four bullets around 4am today. Lt Col Mahbub Alam, commanding officer of RAB-5, declared the end of the drives around 11:00am. He said case will be filed against the three arrestees with Gomostapur police station. Shukur is ...

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Death Penalty to Five Islamist Militants in Kunio Hoshi Killing


MNA Editorial Desk: Death penalty was awarded to five Islamist militants in the 2015 brutal killing of a Japanese national, Kunio Hoshi. A Bangladeshi Court today provided this verdict. Masked assailants riding motorcycles shot 66-year old Kunio Hoshi several times on the morning of Oct 3, 2015 when he was heading to his farm in the country’s northern district of Rangpur. The victim died on the spot. The killing was similar to that of Italian aid worker Cesare Tavella in capital city Dhaka a week earlier. Several attacks on the foreigners spread terror to the foreign nationals working in Bangladesh ...

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Neo-JMB leader Marzan, Saddam killed in gunfight


MNA Editorial Desk: Neo-Jama’atul Mujahideen Bangladesh (Neo-JMB) leader Nurul Islam Marzan, and Saddam Hossain, an accused murderer of several people including Japanese citizen Kunio Hoshi, have been killed in a gunfight with the police. The incident took place at Beribadh area of Mohammadpur around 3:00am. Monirul Islam, chief of Counter Terrorism and Transnational Crime (CTTC) unit of Dhaka Metropolitan Police, confirmed the news to media. Police also recovered a pistol, three rounds of bullets, a knife and a motorbike from the spot. “One is identified as Marzan and another is Saddam Hossain, an accused neo JMB member,” Monirul said. Nurul ...

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Five JMB men detained for plotting terror attack


MNA Editorial Desk: Law enforcement agency have detained five suspected Islamist militants believed to be plotting to attack New Year celebrations, reported news agency. The five were alleged to be members of a faction of the Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) group, which was blamed for an attack on a cafe in Dhaka in July in which 22 people were killed, most of them foreigners. “They planned to attack on New Year’s Eve,” Monirul Islam, head of the counter-terrorism police unit, told a news conference. Monirul declined to elaborate when asked about the militants’ target and how they planned to attack but ...

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4 suspected JMB men detained from Bagerhat


MNA National Desk: Law enforcement agency detained four suspected members of militant outfit Jama’atul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) with weapons from Christian Palli area of Bagerhat on Thursday. The arrestees were identified as Morshed Alam, 20-year-old, Saiful Islam, 36-year-old, Maksudur Rahman alias Tota, 24-year-old, and Zahirul Islam, 22-year-old. Police lead a drive at the area and swiped the four JMB men as Bagerhat police tipped off about an underground meeting. The suspected militants threw bombs to the police after sensing their presence and then law enforcement agency also unlocked fire in retaliation and arrested them with arms including a gun, two ...

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Police detained 7 JMB activists with gold, arms


MNA National Desk: The Counter Terrorism and Transnational Crime (CTTC) unit of DMP (Dhaka Metropolitan Police) police detained seven suspected activists of Jamaatul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) from Tejgaon area. The law enforce agency also seized four pistols, five magazines, 10 bullets, TV, motorcycle, laptop, Tk. 600,000 and 67 bhoris gold jewelries from them. The JMB men are also robbers, claimed a message of DMP. The arrests were made on Monday evening during raids. DMP yet did not reveal the names of the JMB operatives or anything about their actions. The DMP official said the media would be briefed in details ...

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11 suspected militants killed in Gazipur, Tangail raid

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MNA Editorial Desk: A total of eleven suspected militants were killed in a combined raid dived by the counter-terrorism unit of police and Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) in different areas of Gajipur and Tangail on Saturday. Two suspected militants were killed in a raid Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) in Kagmara area of Tangail district town in the early morning. RAB also has driven an operation in two suspected militant grottos in Gazipur since Saturday and killed two suspected militants. The identity of these eleven militants could not be recognized yet. Law enforcement agency had surrounded a house at Harinal area ...

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4 female JMB ‘suicide squad’ activists detained

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MNA Editorial Desk: As news agency reported, detectives have detained 4 suspected female activists of banned militant outfit Jama’atul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB)’s ‘suicide squad’ in Kazipur upazila of Sirajganj. OC Waheduzzaman of Sirajganj DB Police told media on Monday that the four were nabbed on Sunday and they are the members of  JMB’s suicide squad. The detainees were recognized as Fulera Khatun, 45-year-old, wife of Abu Sayed, their two daughters Sakila Khatun, 18-year-old, Salma Khatun, 16-year-old, and Rajia, 35-year-old, wife of Rafiqul Islam. Acting on a tip-off, a team of DB police conducted the drive in the house of Faridul, ...

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Tamim Ahmed Chowdhury killed in Narayanganj

Tamim Ahmed Chowdhury

MNA National Desk: Police killed three suspected militants including Gulshan cafe attack ‘mastermind’ Tamim Ahmed Chowdhury raiding a house at Paikpara in Narayanganj. The members of counter terrorism and transnational unit conducted the drive in plainclothes cordoning the five storey building in Paikpara Boro Masjid area. Counter-terrorism Unit’s Additional Deputy Commissioner Sanowar Hossain told news agency that the gunfight erupted Saturday morning. The raid was conducted based on information obtained from an arrested operative of the banned group Jama’atul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB). However, Canadian-Bangladeshi Tamim Ahmed Chowdhury had been identified by police as the mastermind of the Jul 1 attack ...

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Identity of Four Detained Female JMB Members Revealed


MNA Editorial Desk: Identity of four detained female members of Jamaatul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) has been found out and revealed. Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) has confirmed the authenticity of the information. The information was disseminated today at a press conference arranged by the Rapid Action Battalion 4 (RAB-4) at Paikpara of Mirpur in the capital on Tuesday morning. RAB informed that, those four were detained from the Signboard area of Gazipur, Moghbazar and Mirpur area of the capital. They are JMB leader Aklima Rahman, Oishee, Mou and Meghla. Among them, Aklima is a student of Manarat International University. A circular ...

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Five missing Bangladeshi may have moved to India


MNA Editorial Desk: As news agency reports, at least five people, included in the missing list released by Bangladeshi Law enforcement agency after the Gulshan and Sholakia attacks, may have moved in to India. The report said that the problem was a crucial part of a current meeting between home ministers of Bangladesh and India in New Delhi. Three days back, RAB has published names of 68 persons were missing since 2011. All of them aged between 15 and 40 years. Two months back, Assam police smashed a JMB campground in Chirang district, which was used for working out purpose ...

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Nine terrorists killed at Kalyanpur


MNA Editorial Desk: Nine terrorists have been killed in an operation of law enforcement agencies at Kalyanpur of Dhaka city. The law enforcers conducted an operation at the hideout of the terrorists, at a building named ‘Jahaz Building’ on the road 5 near the Kalyanpur Bus stand. Police confirmed that, nine terrorists were killed in the operation. The operation was conducted from 5:51am to 6:51am in the morning though the process started around 12am of last night. It was reported that, few members of the law enforcement agencies were injured during this operation. The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Shahidul ...

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DB arrested four suspected women


MNA National Desk: Detective Branch (DB) arrested four suspected members of Jama’atul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) women wing from Masimpur Mohalla area in Sadar upazila, Sirajganj on Sunday. Wahiduzzaman, Officer-in-charge of Sirajganj DB, said tipped off that a team of female militants was residing in the area for scheduling to bring out dissident activities. The convicts were recognized as Nadira Tabassum, 30-year-old, wife of Mahbubul Alam, Habiba Akter Nishu, 18-year-old, wife of Khalid Hasan, Nurun Nahar Begum, 19-year-old, wife of Mamunul Islam, and Romana Akter, 21-year-old, wife of Sujon Ahmed Bijoy. They are addressing from Comilla, Kushtia and Gaibandha districts. A ...

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JMB regional head arrested from Gazipur


MNA National Desk: Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) on Thursday said it had arrested four suspected militants, including a top regional head of Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen (JMB), from Tongi of Gazipur. RAB raid a flat in an apartment building in the industrial town of Tongi and detained four members of the Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen (JMB). “Among them was Mahmudul Hasan, the southern regional head of the JMB. He is a top militant trainer,” RAB spokesman Mufti Mahmud Khan told reporters. Law enforcement agency recuperated hand-made bombs and bomb-making ingredients from the house, indicating the militants “were planning to carry out an act of sabotage,” he ...

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