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‘21 militants’ held on clampdown’s 5th day
Twenty-one suspected militants were arrested in several districts and the capital in 24 hours till Wednesday morning as a weeklong anti-militant combing operation continued across the country.
Among the arrested militants, 17 are members of the banned militant outfit Jama'atul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB), one of Hizb ut-Tahrir, one of Harkat-ul-Jihad-al-Islami (Huji) and two of Ansarullah Bangla Team (ABT), said AKM Kamrul Ahsan, senior information officer at the Police Headquarters.
In the wake of the recent secret and targeted killings, the police launched the weeklong countrywide anti-militant combing operation on Friday morning.