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Four Islamist extremists surrender after shootout in Bangladesh

Bangladesh Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) personnel detain suspected Islamist extremists.

By: Eastern Eye Staff

Four suspected Islamist extremists surrendered Sunday (16) after a night-long standoff with Bangladeshi police in which they detonated explosives and opened fire outside the capital Dhaka, an official said. Police said the armed militants belonged to a new faction of Jamayetul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB), an outlawed group blamed for a wave of attacks including the murder of 18 foreigners at a cafe in Dhaka last July. Acting on a tip-off Bangladesh’s Rapid Action Battalion surrounded a building in the garment district of Ashulia, around 25 kilometres (18 miles) west of Dhaka, just after midnight, RAB spokesman Mizanur Rahman Bhuiyan said. “They rented the…

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