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4 JMB operatives including military unit chief held

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A police team have arrested four suspected operatives of banned militant organization Jama’atul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB), including its Northern region’s military unit chief, from Mokamtola area in Shibganj upazila of Bogra district on early Thursday.

Tipped-off, district police and a team of police headquarters jointly conducted a drive in Mokamtola area around 1:00 am and arrested the four JMB operatives.

Additional Superintendent of Police Sanatan Chakraborty has confirmed the arrest to reporters.

Babul Akter alias Master, head of JMB northern region’s military unit, Delwar Hossian alias Mistri, Alamgir Hossain alias Arif and Afzal Hossain, members of its Majlish-e-Sura, are the arrestees.

Police also seized one 9mm pistol, one round of 9mm bullet, one magazine, 10 rounds of 7.62 bore bullets and four Burmese knives from their possession.

The detainees are now in custody of the district police.

-SAM

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