Police foiled suicide attack bid by New JMB: DMP

Police foiled suicide attack bid by New JMB: DMP

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Members of Counter Terrorism and Transnational Crime (CTTC) unit of Dhaka Metropolitan Police claimed that they foiled a suicide attack attempt by arresting five suicide squad members of new militant outfit New JMB from the city’s Mirpur area on Thursday night.The arrestees are Atiqur Rahman alias IT Atique, Abdul Karim Bulbul alias Dr Bulbul, Abul Kalam Azad, Matiur Rahman and Shahinur Rahman Himel alias Tarek.Tipped off, a CTTC team launched a drive at Technical Intersection around 9:05 pm and arrested the five JMB members along with 25 detonators, 825 grams of gel from their possessions, said additional DMP commissioner Monirul Islam at a press briefing at DMP media centre on Friday. Monirul Islam, also the chief of CTTC unit, said, “We had information that some suicide squad members of New JMB arrived in Dhaka from the country’s northern region to carry out suicide attack in the city and a team of CTTC unit conducted the drive acting on the information, and arrested them.”Replying to a question he said some inactive members of banned militant outfit Jamaatul Mujahidn Bangladesh(JMB) and some other JMB members who are not followers of its present ameer detained Maulana Saidur Rahman, formed the militant group ‘New JMB’.”The information given by the arrestees during their primary interrogations will help investigate the Gulshan and Kalyanpur incidents,” he said.”After interrogations, we came to know four other members of the group—Nannu, Sajib, Imran and Gipsy — also arrived in Dhaka from the northern region, and they managed to flee,” said the CTTC unit chief. source:UNB

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