4 suspected JMB men detained with arms, bombs in Bagerhat

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Bagerhat, October 25: Police detained four suspected members of banned militant outfit Jama’at-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) in a raid conducted at Khalishkhali village under Kachua upazila early Tuesday.

The detainees are- Akash Mollah, 21, resident of Katarbil area of Kachua upazila, Md Habib Ullah, 19, Kabirul Islam, 26, hailing from Nazirpur upazila, and Mizanur Rahman, hailing from Mathbaria upazila of Pirojpur district.

District superintendent of police Pankaj Chandra Roy said, tipped off, Kochua thana conducted a raid in an abandon house of one Safayet Shaeikh in the area around 3:00 pm.

Sensing the presence of police, the militants opened fire at them, prompting them to retaliate that triggered a gunfight.

Later police entered the house and arrested four of them while other accomplices managed to flee the spot.

Three policemen were also injured in the incident, he added.

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