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Bangladesh arrests suspected IT head of militant group blamed for killing bloggers

Ashfaqur Rahman is believed to be the head of IT for the militant group

By: Sarwar Alam

Police in Bangladesh have had arrested the IT chief of a banned militant Islamist group that has been blamed for the killing of several secular bloggers and gay rights activists. The suspected militant, identified as Ashfaqur Rahman, worked as the IT head of the al Qaeda-inspired militant group Ansarullah Bangla Team, the chief of Bangladesh‘s counter-terrorism police, Monirul Islam, told a news conference. Rahman was arrested late on Monday in the capital, Dhaka, he added, as the handcuffed man was paraded before the media. Islam said Rahman was a close aide of the group’s head of military operations, former army major…

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