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130 bombs seized in Dhaka, five arrested

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  22 Jan 2015 12:00 AM GMT

Dhaka, January 21: Police in Bangladesh seized 130 hand–made bombs and raw materials on Wednesday from a house in Dhaka’s Mohakhali, police said. Mostafizur Rahman, 23, president of Bangaldesh Islami Chhatra Shibir’s Bani unit, was arrested with four others during a raid at the house at TB Gate area in Dhaka around 4 a.m., said Bani police office chief Bhuiyan Mahbub Hossain, reported. The rest are the activists of Jamaat–e–Islami’s student wing, he said. One kg of gunpowder, 10 kg of stone chips, three kg of ils and two litres of petrol have also been recovered. Bhuiyan said one of the activists is an expert in making bombs. They have been living in the house they rented a few months ago, said Gulshan Division Deputy Commissioner of Police Lutfur Kabir, and provided details of their identity. Vehicles are being attacked with bombs daily ever since Bangladesh tiolist Party (BNP) chief Khaleda Zia announced a countrywide transport blockade from January 5. (IANS)

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