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CTTC arrests five suspected Neo JMB men over Paltan bomb blast

  • Published at 05:45 pm August 11th, 2020
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On July 26, a crude bomb and explosive cocktails were recovered from bag on the motorcycle of a policeman in the Paltan area of Dhaka

Five suspected members of Neo JMB, an offshoot of banned militant outfit Jama'atul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB), have been arrested by the Counter Terrorism and Transnational (CTTC) unit of police in Sylhet over a bomb blast in Paltan. 

The identities of the suspects are yet to be disclosed. CTTC made the arrests on Tuesday.

Saiful Islam, deputy commissioner of the CCTC unit, confirmed news of the arrests and said the suspects are being brought to Dhaka. 

On July 26, a crude bomb and explosive cocktails were recovered from bag on the motorcycle of a policeman in the Paltan area of Dhaka.

The bomb disposal unit of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) was called in after a sergeant noticed the bag hanging on his motorcycle in Gulistan, said OC Md Sentu Miah of Paltan police station.

“The sergeant had parked his bike near Bangabandhu Square around 9.30pm. He returned a few minutes later to find a bag hanging on the bike with a bomb-like material inside,” the OC said.

A detonator was also found. Later, the explosives were destroyed by the bomb squad, he added.

Earlier on July 19, police headquarters issued a letter regarding a possible attack by militants ahead of Eid. Alerted all district SPs and units were alerted.

In the letter, three embassies, international airports, temples, pagodas, churches, policemen, police vehicles, and police infrastructure were mentioned as possible targets of the attack.

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