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Bangladesh arrests five linked to deadly Holey Artisan Bakery siege

A police cordon immediately after the Holey Artisan bakery attack

By: Eastern Eye Staff

Five people linked to the Islamist extremist group behind July’s Dhaka cafe siege that left 22 hostages, most of them foreigners, dead have been arrested, Bangladesh police said on Thursday (November 17). An Islamic spiritual leader and an explosives expert were among the group detained in a series of raids in the capital last Wednesday and early Thursday, the Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) police unit said. “They belonged to Sarwar-Tamim group of the Jamayetul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB),” RAB said in a statement, referring to the extremist group the government has blamed for the July attack. The RAB said a 27-year-old…

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