Twenty-one suspected militants are being held in Bangladesh. Security forces arrested the group, most of whom are women in Barisal district raid.
The Rapid Action Battalion arrested the 21 women and 1 man while they were holding a meeting.
All of the women were wearing burqa.
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“We were closely monitoring their movements since long and it seemed to us that there is something suspicious so we’ve nabbed them,” Rashid said.
The suspects have denied any wrong doing stating they had gathered to discuss Islamic books.
Security measures have been tighten after the United Nations Children’s Fund, World Food Program and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies in Barisal were sent death threats in the mail on Monday. The posts were sent in the name of Jamaatul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB), a banned Islamist group.