BSS-34 5 ‘Neo-JMB’ men held in Sylhet over Paltan bomb blast

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5 ‘Neo-JMB’ men held in Sylhet over Paltan bomb blast

DHAKA, Aug 11, 2020 (BSS) – Five active members of Neo-JMB, an
ultra-radical offshoot of banned militant outfit Jama’atul Mujahideen
Bangladesh (JMB), have been arrested from Sylhet in connection with
the Paltan bomb blast.

Counter Terrorism and Transnational Crime (CTTC) unit of Dhaka
Metropolitan Police (DMP) arrested them on Monday night, Md Walid
Hossain, deputy commissioner (DC) of DMP’s public relations and media
wing, confirmed it.

The arrested are being brought to the capital, he said. However,
the identities of them could not be known immediately.

The incident of the bomb blast took place in city’s Paltan area
around 9.45pm on July 24, just 200 yards away from a police check
post. But none was injured in the incident.

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