Bangladesh arrests ‘Islamist militants’ after Singapore alert


Bangladesh police on Tuesday arrested five suspected Islamist militants after being alerted to their alleged extremist activities by authorities in Singapore who had deported them. Officers from Dhaka Metropolitan Police said they arrested the five in Dhaka’s Banasree district and seized jihadist materials from the former migrant workers. “They are Islamist militants who have been sent back from Singapore recently,” said city police spokesman Maruf Hossain Sorder, adding that Singapore authorities had informed police about the five. The head of the force’s Counter Terrorism and Transnational Crime unit, Monirul Islam, told reporters: “Singapore has accused them of inviting people to…

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