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Biman Bangladesh pilot held over aircraft sabotage plot

  • Published at 03:51 pm October 31st, 2017
  • Last updated at 07:50 pm October 31st, 2017
Biman Bangladesh pilot held over aircraft sabotage plot
Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) has arrested four suspected militants, including a pilot of Biman Bangladesh for planning sabotage using aircraft. The four members of banned militant outfit Jama’atul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) were arrested on Tuesday. Of the arrestee, the Biman officer was identified as Sabbir. He is also first officer of the national flag carrier. RAB Legal and Media Wing Mufti Mahmud Khan said they were arrested for planning a militant attack by using an aircraft. He said the detainees are close associates of militant Abdullah, who blew himself up at a den in Mirpur. Details regarding the matter will be disclosed in a press briefing later in the day. On September 6, seven people, including Abdullah, died in a suicide blast at a militant hideout at Darus Salam in Mirpur.