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ISIS release details of assailants involved in attack on Dr Abdullah
Follow up to this story from yesterday.
[KhaamaPress] The Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that they were al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're really very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear western pols talk they're not really Moslems....
of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorist group released the details of the assailants who carried out the deadly attack in Kabul city on Friday.

The offshoot of the terror group, ISIS Khurasan, posted a statement in Amaq News, claiming the deadly attack which left scores of people dead or maimed.

The statement further added that the group’s fighters, Ahmad al-Tajiki and Abdur Rahman al-Muhajir carried out the attack, killing or wounding at least 150 people.

The security officials said late on Friday that the attack which targeted the death anniversary of a prominent political leader in Kabul city left 32 dead and 81 others maimed.

The button men stormed the death anniversary ceremony of Anbdul Ali Mazari, a prominent Hazar leader on Friday as some of the key politicians including Abdullah Abdullah
...the former foreign minister of the Northern Alliance government, advisor to Masood, and candidate for president against both Karzai and Ghani. Dr. Abdullah was born in Kabul and is half Tadjik and half Pashtun. He also held the meaningless salaried sop position as CEO of Afghanistan, while Ghani was president...
and Mohammad Karim Khalili were present in the scene and were delivering speeches.

The Taliban
...mindless ferocity in a turban...
group rejected the involvement of the group’s fighters in the attack.

Yesterday’s attack followed a steep rise in attacks across the country following the signing of a peace deal between U.S. and Taliban following a 7-day reduction in violence.

The latest surge in violence including Taliban attacks has sparked concerns that the growing violence may further delay the launch of intra-Afghan talks and the grinding of the peace processor.

Multiple people wounded as back to back explosions rock Jalalabad city of Afghanistan
[KhaamaPress] Multiple sustained wounds in back to back explosions in Jalalabad city, the historic provincial capital of eastern Nangarhar
The unfortunate Afghan province located adjacent to Mohmand, Kurram, and Khyber Agencies. The capital is Jalalabad. The province was the fief of Younus Khalis after the Soviets departed and one of his sons is the current provincial Taliban commander. Nangarhar is Haqqani country..

The Governor’s Office of Nangarhar said in a statement that six bombs went off in Jalalabad city earlier today.

The statement further added that the earth-shattering kabooms maimed at least 17 people in the 1st and 4th districts of the city.

Furthermore, the Governor’s Office said the security forces had earlier discovered and defused six bombs from various parts of the city.

...back at the alley, Bugs Moroni was holding Slats from behind while his brother Greasy Thumb was pounding his face into paste ...
the statement by Governor’s Office added that the health condition of three people has been reported as critical.

No individual or group including Taliban
...the Pashtun equivalent of men...
has so far grabbed credit for the earth-shattering kabooms.
An Nahar adds:
Afghanistan's independence day was marred by bloodshed Monday when a series of explosions shook the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad, wounding dozens of people including children.

As many as 10 blasts were reported in and around the city in Nangarhar province, authorities said, and casualty numbers appeared to be rising.

"The explosions were caused by IEDs in different parts of the city and as groups of people were celebrating independence day," Nangarhar governor's spokesman Attaullah Khogyani said, referring to improvised explosive devices.

Jalalabad is the scene of frequent bomb attacks, and the surrounding terrain is home to both Taliban fighters and the Islamic State group's local affiliate.

At least 19 people were wounded, Khogyani said. Zaher Adel, a spokesman for a local hospital, said about 40 wounded people had been brought in with more expected.

This year's August 19 celebrations mark 100 years of Afghan independence from British influence.
Tolo News provides a bit of history:
Although Afghanistan was never part of the British Empire, it gained its independence from Britannia after the signing of the Anglo-Afghan Treaty in 1919 ‐ a treaty that granted complete neutral relations between Afghanistan and Britannia.

And although not having been part of the British Empire, Britannia fought three wars in the country.

The First Anglo-Afghan War (1839-1842) led to the defeat of the entire British-led Indian invaders by Afghan forces under Abdur Akbar Khan. The Second Anglo-Afghan War (1878-1880) first saw the British defeated in the Battle of Kandahar only for them to emerge victors ‐ which led to Abdur Rahman Khan becoming the new emir.
And from Dawn:
A series of bombings struck restaurants and public squares on Monday in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad, wounding at least 34 people, officials said, as the country marked the 100th anniversary of its independence.

The Jalalabad bombs were planted near a market where hundreds of people had congregated after attending Independence Day events. Senior health official Fahim Bashari said at least 34 people were maimed.
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Cowardly attacks: 2018-09-17 At least 23 dead in weekend of ethnic violence in Ethiopia
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Cowardly attacks: 2016-12-15 ISIS suicide bombers hit Kurdish positions near Raqqa

Tabligh clash victim succumbs to burn injuries
[Dhaka Tribune] A man who was set on fire by a faction of Tablighi Jamaat
A peaceful group of itinerant Deobandi preachers who form one of al-Qaeda's recruiting arms...
succumbed to his injuries on Monday afternoon.

Abdur Rahim, a 30-year-old man, was set on fire by several assailants on the night of May 19 after Tarabi prayers in Kishoreganj’s Katiadi.

According to Rahim’s older brother Abdur Rahman, Rahim was a member of Maulana Muhammad Saad Al Kandhalvi’s Tablighi Jamaat faction, which has been involved in an internecine strife with Maulana Muhammad Jubair Hassan’s faction.

Rahman alleged that the attackers were followers of Saad Kandhalvi.

He said: “Everyone used to adhere to Maulana Saad’s instructions. But ever since the feud began with Maulana Jubair, there have been a lot of difficult situations, the worst being this.”

Rahim’s uncle Mamunur Rashid filed a case with the Katiadi police. Two suspects have been arrested so far.

Yaba kingpin Saiful killed in Teknaf ‘gunfight’
[Dhaka Tribune] Top yaba smuggler Saiful Karim‐mostly known by initials "SK" among his associates‐has been killed in a reported shootout with police in Teknaf upazila of Cox’s Bazar.
"Aaaiiieee! I am undone!"
The incident occurred near the banks of the Naf river, along the boundary wall of Teknaf’s land port, around 3:30am on Friday.
"Chief! It's 3:30am!"
"Check your weapons, men!"

The three police personnel injured in the incident are: Sub-Inspector (SI) Russel Ahmed, 35, Constable Imam Hossain, 30, and Constable Md Solaiman, 36.

...back at the shootout, Butch shot Black Bart's gun out of his hand......
police recovered: nine firearms, 43 bullets, 33 shell casings, and 100,000 yaba pills‐worth approximately Tk1.3crore‐from the spot.
Not a single shutter gun?"
Saiful was listed, alongside former Awami League MP Abdur Rahman Badi, on the list of 1,151 drug smugglers and dealers that was prepared by the Home Ministry last year.
"Ay! He had the death sentence on twelve systems, he did!"
Confirming the matter to Dhaka Tribune, Teknaf cop shoppe Officer-in-Charge (OC) Pradip Kumar Das said: "The yaba kingpin was jugged
... anything you say can and will be used against you, whether you say it or not...
by police on charges of arms and drugs.
Which one? I'm confused...
"After thorough interrogation, he finally confessed that a large consignment of yaba pills were dispatched from Myanmar near the Teknaf Sadar land port area a few days ago."
"Tell Mister Big dat Acey got da stuff!"
He said police conducted a drive in the area, taking Saiful along with them, based on his information. However,
there's more than one way to stuff a chicken...
when the law enforcement agency members reached the spot, Saiful’s associate drug traders‐lurking there‐opened fired at them, leaving three members of the police injured.
"It's Jackie Chan! Run fer yer lives!"
"No! It's da cops!"

Police fired back at them in self-defence, triggering the shootout. At one point, Saiful was injured by a bullet, but the rest of the yaba smugglers managed to escape, the OC added.
Funny, how that works out.
Critically injured,
"Sergeant Shafiq! Bring the other half of his head!"
"Yessir! Ewww!"

Saiful was taken to Teknaf Upazila Health Complex but the on-duty doctors referred him to Cox’s Bazaar Sadar Hospital for better treatment.
"Doctor Quincy, to the white courtesy phone!"
there's more than one way to stuff a chicken...
the on-duty doctor at the hospital declared him dead on arrival.
"He's dead, Jim!"

205th Corps adventures in Zabul: 53 Talib hostages rescued, Talib big turban toes up, 3 Talibs self-boom

Afghan forces rescue 53 hostages from a Taliban prison in Zabul province

[KhaamaPress] The Afghan security forces have rescued 53 hostages from a Taliban prison in southern Zabul province, the Ministry of Interior officials said.

Nasrat Rahimi, a spokesman for the Ministry of Interior said the operation was conducted by Special Forces in Daichupan area of the province.

According to Rahimi, at least 8 militants were also killed during the same operation.

Rahimi further added that 4 Commandos of the Afghan army and 4 police soldiers were also among those rescued during the operation.

Taliban Commander killed in an operation of the Afghan-coalition forces in Zabul

[KhaamaPress] The Afghan military in the south has confirmed that a Taliban commander identified Abdur Rahman was killed during an operation of the Afghan and coalition forces in southern Zabul province.

The 205th Corps spokesman has confirmed that a Taliban Commander operating out of Shah Joy District of Zabul Province has been killed yesterday. Abdur Rahman was known to have operated in the areas of Shah Joy and Qalat as a weapons and IED facilitator. He was assumed to be responsible for attacks as recent as this month.

The operation to eliminate the Taliban commander was a joint effort by the 205th Corps and the coalition forces and was ultimately killed by a precision airstrike with no civilians in the area.

The 205th Corps have increased their security operations in Zabul as a way to eliminate future violence and attacks by the Taliban.

“We call on the Taliban to reduce the violence and work towards peace,” was the message sent to the Taliban by the 205th Corps as an effort to appeal to them to stop offensive operations.

3 Taliban blow themselves up in Zabul Province

[KhaamaPress] The 205th Corps confirmed Taliban operating in the Safa District of Zabul Province were attempting to move roadside bombs which accidentally detonated and blew up three Taliban and wounded an additional three.

The 205th Corps also stated that their engineering team in Zabul found and destroyed 12 mines in the Safa district which were intended to be used against security forces as they traveled through the area.

The use of roadside bombs is a common practice used by the Taliban against Afghan forces but unfortunately residents in the area are usually those who fall victim to these tactics.

AL: BNP, Jamaat, Oikya Front working against army under ISI prescription
[Dhaka Tribune] BNP, Jamaat-e-Islami
...The Islamic Society, founded in 1941 in Lahore by Maulana Sayyid Abul Ala Maududi, aka The Great Apostosizer. The Jamaat opposed the independence of Bangladesh but has operated an independent branch there since 1975. It maintains close ties with international Mohammedan groups such as the Moslem Brotherhood. the Taliban, and al-Qaeda. The Jamaat's objectives are the establishment of a pure Islamic state, governed by Sharia law. It is distinguished by its xenophobia, and its opposition to Westernization, capitalism, socialism, secularism, and liberalist social mores...
, and Jatiya Oikya Front are spreading propaganda against the army based on the "prescription" provided by Pak intelligence agency ISI, Awami League Joint General Secretary Abdur Rahman has claimed.

He made the accusations at a presser held at the party president's Dhanmondi political office in Dhaka on Tuesday afternoon.

"The lies and deception spread by BNP, Jamaat, and Oikya Front have become profound," he said. "But acting on ISI's prescription, they have now targeted their twisted propaganda towards our symbol of pride and esteem‐our army."

Commenting on Gonoshasthaya Kendra founder and Oikya Front leader Dr Zafrullah Chowdhury's remarks against incumbent army Chief of Staff Abdul Aziz on a TV talk show on October 9, Abdur Rahman said: "Everyone saw how Zafrullah made ill-motivated and false statements against the Bangladesh Army, and its chief, to tarnish the army's image.

"Now these parties are opening fake Facebook IDs and websites in the army's name and trying to confuse the public," he said.

Abdur Rahman also said conspiracies against the army are nothing new for BNP-Jamaat. "After ascending to power with a false coup, BNP Founder Ziaur Rahman killed thousands of innocent army officials and freedom fighters through the so-called tribunal."

BNP and Jamaat have always worked to implicate the army in controversies, he said at the presser.

He added: "Yesterday [Monday], Jatiya Oikya Front chief Dr Kamal Hossain mentioned Yahya Khan's‐the man responsible for 1971's genocide‐name at a presser. If Kamal Hossain stands in front of a mirror, he will only see Yahya's reflection."

The joint general secretary accused Dr Kamal Hossain of harbouring anti-liberation war sentiments. "He has started adopting a Pak mentality."

Accusing BNP, Jamaat, and Oikya Front leaders of causing violence and disruption in different parts of the country before the December 30 polls, Abdur said: "BNP, Jamaat, and Oikya Front are using their own people to vandalize the election offices of Awami League and their allied parties, to sabotage their campaign activities."


Bangladesh police say top Islamic extremist shot dead
[DAWN] Bangladesh police on Tuesday said they had killed the chief of Jamaatul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB), an holy warrior group accused of murdering secular activists and inspiring a cafe siege that killed 22 people.

Khorshed Alam, described as the "emir" of Bangladesh's deadliest Islamist outfit, was bumped off early on Tuesday morning in the northern town of Shibganj, police front man Sonaton Chokraborty said.

"He died before we could bring him to hospital," Chokraborty told AFP of the 38-year-old myrmidon.

Police say Alam emerged after JMB's old guard was weakened by the execution of its former commander Sheikh Abdur Rahman, and five other top chiefs, in March 2007.

He is accused of criminal masterminding a number of attacks across Moslem-majority Bangladesh, including most recently the murder of atheist writer and publisher Shahzahan Bachchu in the central district of Munshiganj in June.

He also spearheaded a daring ambush on a prison van in 2014 that allowed two senior JMB foot soldiers to escape, police said.

In recent years, a splinter faction inspired by JMB's earlier leadership
...known cleverly as “New Jamaatul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB)”...
grabbed headlines after five of its young members stormed an upmarket Dhaka cafe in July 2016 and murdered 22 people, including 18 foreigners.

Bangladesh police launched a massive crackdown on bandidos bandidos Death Eaters since the cafe siege, killing more than 80 suspected Islamists and arresting hundreds more.

Writer, publisher Shahjahan Bachchu’s killers still in Bangladesh
[Dhaka Tribune] Jama’atul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) Death Eaters, who killed publisher and freethinking writer, Shahjahan Bachchu, in Munshiganj, are yet to flee abroad, police say.

The primary individual accused in Bachchu murder case, Abdur Rahman, was killed in an alleged shootout on June 28‐but police are yet to arrest the other three suspects.

Police have not released the names of the three suspects who bumped off 60-year-old Bachchu on June 11, in Sirajdikhan upazila.

"The bully boyz involved in the killing do not seem to have left the country. We are tracing them and it will be possible to arrest them soon," Munshiganj police Superintendent Md Zayedul Alam told the Dhaka Tribune.

Police said Rahman was tossed in the slammer
Drop the gat, Rocky, or you're a dead 'un!
in Gazipur with two pistols, 21 bullets, and four grenades. He had admitted to being involved in Bachchu’s killing during an initial interrogation. He told police that he was the military commander of JMB’s Dhaka division.

About three months before the killing, the Death Eater rented the house of expatriate Yakub Ali, in Sirajdikhan’s Khasmohol Baluchar.

The house is currently empty. Locals said Yakub has been abroad for several years. His wife rented out the house and lives with her parents.

After police paid a visit, locals came to know that bully boyz were living there. The house is surrounded by a wall made of tin. There are no houses opposite from Yakub’s residence.

Baluchar’s ward 6 Union Gay Pareehad member Md Moslem Uddin said: "We did not know who rented the house. We learned that bully boyz lived there only after the police came."

...back at the the conspirators' cleverly concealed hideout Montefiore's foot was still stuck and the hound had completely soaked his uniform with slobber...
the Bachchu murder case has been transferred to Munshiganj Detective Branch. DB police’s Officer-in-Charge Md Yunus Ali declined to comment about the case, saying the matter "is very sensitive."

"We cannot disclose the names of the suspects, for the sake of the investigation, but we will arrest them soon," he said.


2 suspected JMB members arrested near New Delhi
[Dhaka Tribune] Two suspected members of Death Eater outfit Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh
The JMB is said to be the youth front of Al Mujahideen, the parent organization that began working toward establishing Bangladesh as an Islamic state in the mid 1990s, which remains obscure and probably defunct today. Other organizations, such as Jama'atul Jihad, JMB, Jagrata Muslim Janata Bangladesh (JMJB), Harkat-ul-Jihad-al-Islami (HUJI), Hizbut Tawhid, Tawhidi Janata, Islami Jubo Shangha, Islami Shangha, Al Falah A'am Unnayan Shanstha and Shahadat-e al Hiqma are believed to be part of the Al Mujahideen network. The JMB at its peak was reported to contain at least 100,000 members, and an alleged 2,000-man suicide brigade, few of whom actually exploded. JMB allegedly received financial assistance from individual donors in Kuwait, UAE, Bahrain, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia and Libya. Reports have claimed that funding of JMB by international NGOs like Kuwait based Society of the Revival of Islamic Heritage (RIHS) and Doulatul Kuwait, Saudi Arabia based Al Haramaine Islamic Institute and Rabita Al Alam Al Islami, Qatar Charitable Society and UAE-based Al Fuzaira and Khairul Ansar Al Khairia. The top leadership of JMB was captured in 2005 and hung in 2007, which pretty much shot their bolt.
(JMB) were tossed in the clink
Book 'im, Mahmoud!
from Uttar Pradesh’s Greater Noida area.

The duo- Bangladeshi nationals Musharraf aka Musa, and Rubel Ahmed- were arrested from the Surajpur cop shoppe area, on the outskirts of the New Delhi, during a joint operation by the state’s Anti-Terror Squad (ATS) and the West Bengal police, reports India Today quoting senior Indian law enforcement official Ajay Pal Sharma.

The report does not mention when the two suspected bully boyz were arrested.

Musa and Rubel are being interrogated by officials of the UP ATS and intelligence department, Sharma said.

According to sources in Indian law enforcement, the two JMB members were planning to carry out a major Death Eater attack in the National Capital Region (comprised of National Capital Territory of Delhi and several surrounding districts from the states of Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan).

A source in the Indian intelligence department had received a tip-off that some JMB members were collecting funds for their outfit.

When contacted, police's Anti Terrorism Unit (ATU) chief Additional Inspector General Mohammad Shafiqul Islam told the Dhaka Tribune that they are yet to hear from Indian authorities regarding the matter.

The JMB, founded in 1998 by Sheikh Abdur Rahman, was banned in 2005 after setting off about 500 bombs simultaneously across Bangladesh.

Suspected US drone strike kills seven 'militants' in North Waziristan
[DAWN] A suspected US dronezap killed several Talibs in North Wazoo close to the Afghanistan border, one bad boy commander and intelligence sources said on Thursday, in a rare strike on Pak soil.

If confirmed, the air strike, which happened on Wednesday, would only be the second drone attack inside the nation since US President Donald Trump
...New York real estate developer, described by Dems as illiterate, racist, misogynistic, and what ever other unpleasant descriptions they can think of, elected by the rest of us as 45th President of the United States...
took office in January.

Abdullah Wazirstani, front man for the North Waziristan Taliban
...Arabic for students...
, a group linked to the Tehrik-e-Taliban (TTP) Pakistain, said the strike killed three civilian 'labourers' and seven gunnies from the TTP.

Malik Waheedullah, a local tribal leader, told Rooters he saw two missiles strike a mountain home which caught fire. "I drove away as fast as I could," he said.

Rooters quoted one Pak intelligence official and government source who said they believed the strike to be a dronezap.

US officials did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

North Waziristan was a Taliban stronghold until 2014, when the Army launched a major offensive against the group and pushed many of its fighters across the border into Afghanistan.

Sources from the TTP identified one of the dead gunnies as Abdur Rahman, a senior commander of the group.

New JMB ‘spiritual leader’ remanded
[Dhaka Tribune] A Dhaka court has granted a seven-day remand against New JMB’s alleged "spiritual leader" Maulana Abul Kashem in a case filed under the Anti-Terrorism Act.

Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Satyabrata Shikder passed the order on Friday afternoon when investigation officer CTTC Inspector Jahangir Alam produced him before the court with a 10-day remand plea.

Earlier he was shown tossed in the slammer
Drop the rosco, Muggsy, or you're one with the ages!
in a case at Dhaka’s Mirpur model cop shoppe.

"Maulana Kashem also headed a faction of the original Jama’atul Mujahideen Bangladesh bad boy group," Dhaka Metropolitan Police’s Deputy Commissioner (media) Masudur Rahman told the Dhaka Tribune.

The New JMB group is affiliated with the international terrorist group Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
that eyes establishing Shariah Law in the country, and spreading its jihad to Myanmar’s Rakhine State and parts of India.

Maulana Kashem had been working at the Okharabari Madrasa of Dinajpur. CTTC unit officials in October last year said that Maulana Kashem had been under their surveillance.

Most of its leaders including its military and operations chief Tamim Ahmed Chowdhury have been killed in shootouts with the police or arrested after they killed over two dozen people at a Dhaka restaurant on July 1 last year.

The detectives are now looking for eight to ten second-tier leaders of the New JMB, who were involved in at least three dozen attacks since September 2015.

The once-mighty JMB, which was formed in 1998 and banned in 2005, has now split into several small groups due to the detention of its second ameer Maulana Saidur Rahman in 2010 and the execution of five top leaders, including its founder Shayakh Abdur Rahman, in 2007.

Maulana Kashem declared him chief of the unit after the arrest of Maulana Saidur.

Former Majlish-e-Sura member of the JMB and a death-row convict, Salahuddin alias Salehin now heads the old JMB faction. He has remained absconding since February 2014 when JMB members snatched him from a prison van.

Bangladesh-origin Canadian citizen Tamim Chowdhury came to Bangladesh on October 5, 2013 from Syria and tried to form an umbrella group of bad boy outfits.

Tamim later met Maulana Kashem in July 2015 when he helped Tamim to reunite old JMB members.

After the death of Tamim, the operations wing came under the lead of Faridul Islam Akash and later Nurul Islam Marjan, both killed in raids by the police’s CTTC unit.

Another leader of the outfit Musa alias Mainuddin alias Mosiuddin is now leading its operations.

A dozen other top and second-tier leaders of the New JMB group are still absconding. They include Basharuzzaman alias Abul Bashar alias Chocolate, Sohel Mahfuz alias Hatkata Mahfuz, Ripon, Khalid, Junayed Hasan Khan, Iqbal, Manik, Mamun, Azadul Kabiraz and Badal.

Jahangir first ‘New JMB leader’ arrested alive
[Dhaka Tribune] Jahangir Alam, more commonly known as Rajib Gandhi among militants, is the first New JMB leader that police have arrested alive who has direct connection with Gulshan terror attack.

Officials of the Counter-Terrorism and Transnational Crimes (CTTC) unit of police believe that this arrest is pivotal for terror investigations as Jahangir can provide information that could tie up many loose ends.

“Gandhi is the first New JMB leader arrested alive who was involved in the planning of Gulshan attack. This development will help us make significant progress in the case,” said Additional Commissioner Monirul Islam, chief of CTTC.

Furthermore, Jahangir’s arrest was essential for the law enforcers to stop further stray attacks, he told reporters yesterday morning.

Starting off as a cook for Abdul Awal, son-in-law of banned militant outfit Jama’atul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) chief Shayakh Abdur Rahman, Jahangir went on to join New JMB and become a trusted deputy of Tamim Ahmed Chowdhury, the group’s coordinator who also orchestrated Gulshan attack.

“So we expect him to provide crucial and brand new information on both factions as well,” said a CTTC source.

A CTTC team arrested Jahangir at Elenga bus stand in Tangail on late Friday night. Investigators believe he was one of the key planners of the terror attack on Holey Artisan Bakery in Gulshan, Dhaka on July 1 last year.

Twenty-three people, including 17 foreigners and two police officers, were killed in the attack. International terrorist group Islamic State later claimed responsibility for the attack.


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