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Bangladesh arrests four Islamists blamed for cafe attack

The Dhaka cafe attack killed 22 people

By: Eastern Eye Staff

Bangladesh security forces on Wednesday (1) arrested four members of an Islamist militant group blamed for an attack on a cafe in Dhaka in 2016 which killed 22 people, most of them foreigners. The July attack in Dhaka’s diplomatic quarter was claimed by the Islamic State and was the worst militant attack in Bangladesh, which has been hit by a spate of killings of liberals and members of religious minorities in the past few years. The four arrested, aged 21 and 28, were members of a faction of the Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) militant group, known as New JMB, which has…

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