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10:47 AM, June 30, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 11:40 AM, June 30, 2019

5 'Ansar Al Islam' members held in Rajshahi

Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) claimed to have detained five members of banned militant outfit Ansar Al Islam from Puthia upazila of Rajshahi last night.

On information, a team of Rab-5 conducted a drive in Belpukur area and detained them, assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Anwar Hossain of Rab media wing told our Rajshahi correspondent.

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A pistol, 24 crude bombs, five bullets, two magazines, 10 jihadi books and eight organisational notebooks were seized from the spot, he said.

Rab will disclose their identities and other details at a press conference later in the day, he added.

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