Two Al Qaeda militants arrested in Bangladesh

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Dhaka, July 2: Two Al Qaeda militants among 12 Islamists have been arrested by the Rapid Action Battalion (RAB), media reported on Thursday.

"Mawlana Mainul Islam, who is now the AQIS chief coordinator in Bangladesh, and his top advisor Mawlana Zafar Amin, along with ten other AQIS activists were arrested by the RAB, BDNews24.com reported.

Bangladesh arrests 2 Qaeda militants

The details of the arrest have not been revealed by RAB spokesperson Maqsudul Alam.

"Mawlana Mainul Islam, who is now the AQIS chief coordinator in Bangladesh, and his top advisor Mawlana Zafar Amin , along with ten other AQIS activists were

Mainul Islam is a former leader of the radical Harkat ul Jihad al Islami (HuJI), Alam said.

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Huge amount of explosives, bomb making material, sharp weapons and training manuals were recovered from theM.

AQIS has claimed responsibility for the murder of secular bloggers Avijit Roy and Ananta Bijoy Das, who were brutally murdered this year.

AQIS is an Al Qaeda affiliate for militant activities in South Asia.

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