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Four Daesh members arrested in Bangladesh

The four were identified as Shakhawatul Kabir, Anwar Hossain, Rabiul Islam and Nazrul Islam.

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Published: Mon 19 Jan 2015, 4:03 PM

Last updated: Thu 25 Jun 2015, 8:57 PM

Dhaka - At least four members of militant outfit Daesh have been arrested from Dhaka, police claimed.

The Daesh’s chief coordinator in Bangladesh was among the arrested, bdnews24.com quoted the Bangladesh police detective branch’s Deputy Commissioner Masudur Rahman as saying.

The four were identified as Shakhawatul Kabir, Anwar Hossain, Rabiul Islam and Nazrul Islam.

They were arrested from Dhaka’s Jatrabarhi and Khilkhet areas on Monday. A laptop and Daesh leaflets have been recovered from them, added the police official.

Police inspector Abu Zafar said Kabir’s brother-in-law Shamim and Baten’s brother Sayem lived in Pakistan and they were members of Daesh.

The two had given Kabir the responsibility to work as Daesh chief coordinator in Bangladesh, Zafar said.

According to the official, Kabir had been frequently travelling to India, Pakistan and other countries.

In August last year, a video clip showing a group of Bangladesh nationals taking oath to organise under the leadership of Daesh chief Abu Bakr al Baghdadi surfaced online.

The video had footage of a group of five people taking a pledge to follow Al Baghdadi. The video was uploaded on YouTube Aug 2.

Bangladesh intelligence had since focused on picking up traces of Daesh activities.

 

 



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