A top leader of Harkat-ul-Jihad al-Islam Bangladesh was attempting to reorganise the banned outfit after returning from Dubai, said CTTC officials after arresting him and two others yesterday.
A doctor by profession, 38-year-old Jahidul Alam Kadir also cultivated a seemingly innocuous hobby: collecting firearms.
The Bangladeshi girl arrested in Australia on charges of stabbing a man in Melbourne had been in a relationship with Najibullah Ansari, who reportedly went to Iraq and joined Islamic State, investigators said yesterday.
Akayed Ullah, accused of setting off a bomb in a crowded New York subway passage on Monday, was apparently influenced by sermons and write-ups of radical Muslim preacher Mufti Jasim Uddin Rahmani, police said.
A Bangladeshi, believed to be a member of banned militant outfit Ansarullah Bangla Team (ABT), was detained in Muzaffarnagar district of India's Uttar Pradesh yesterday.
The operation “Storm 26” in the capital's Kalyanpur last year was a turning point for law enforcers as documents seized at a “Neo JMB” den there and information gathered subsequently helped law enforcers fight back against the country's rising terror network, counterterrorism officials said.
Four people, three of whom suspected militants, were killed in three separate “gunfights” between “their cohorts” and law enforcers in Dhaka, Rajshahi and Brahmanbaria yesterday.