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Authorities arrest nine Islamic militants

The nine suspected militants belong to an outlawed Islamic rebel group blamed for a spate of recent bomb attacks in Bangladesh.

india Updated: Feb 07, 2006 13:19 IST
Associated Press
Associated Press

Security forces in northern Bangladesh on Tuesday arrested nine suspected members of an outlawed Islamic militant group blamed for a spate of recent bomb attacks, officials said.

The agents also seized bomb-making materials, including detonators, during raids in the town of Syedpur, 288 kilometers north of the capital, Dhaka, officials from the Rapid Action Battalion, an elite anti-crime force, said.

The officials spoke on condition of anonymity.

Bomb attacks blamed on the banned Jumatul Mujahedeen Bangladesh group have killed 26 people and wounded dozens of others since August last year.

First Published: Feb 07, 2006 13:19 IST