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194 ‘militants’ held in weeklong crackdown
Law enforcers arrested 194 suspected militants in a weeklong countrywide anti-militant crackdown that ended at 6:00 am on Friday.
Police started the anti-militant combing operation from 6:00 am on June 10 in the wake of recent ‘targeted killings’.
Sources at the police headquarters said 17 alleged members of different banned militant groups were arrested in the last 24 hours till 6:00 am on Friday.
Among them, nine belongs to banned Islamic outfit JMB, seven to Huzb-ut Tahrir and one to Ansarullah Bangla Team (ABT), said Senior Information Officer of Police headquarters AKM Kamrul Ahsan adding that one pipe-gun, one shutter-gun, two cocktails, two sharp weapons and 14 Jihadi books were recovered from the possessions of arrested militants.
Among the total 94 militants, 151 are members of JMB, seven JMJB, 21 Hizb-ut-Tahrir, six ABT, three Ansar-Al-Islan, four Allahar Dal, one is member of Harkatul Jihad and one is Afgan expatriate militant group, he said.