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4 suspects arrested in connection with Bangladesh cafe attack



4 suspects arrested in connection with Bangladesh cafe attack

Police in Bangladesh have arrested four suspects aged 21 and 28, in connection with the deadly cafe attack which claimed the lives of 20 people, mostly foreigners last year.

The arrested suspects were members of a faction of the Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) militant group, known as New JMB, which has pledged allegiance to the Islamic State and which police believe was involved in organising the cafe attack.

“One of them, was the IT head of the group,” Mufti Mahmud Khan, spokesman of the police-led Rapid Action Battalion, which is involved in counter-terrorism efforts.

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The police spokesman said the suspects were arrested in a raid on a house on the outskirts of the capital Dhaka, adding that firearms and a huge quatity of explosives were found.

Recall that in the cafe attack which took place in July last year, five Bangladesh militants, most from wealthy, liberal families, stormed the cafe and murdered customers, the majority of them foreigners, from Italy, Japan, India and the United States, before they were gunned down.



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