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Bangladesh arrests 3 lawyers linked to Islamist militants


Dhaka –  Bangladeshi police have arrested three lawyers for allegedly financing a local militant group called Shahhid Hamza Brigade, an official said on Wednesday.

The suspects are accused of giving 10 million Taka (about 135,000 dollars) to the militants.

“They were arrested after the anti-money laundering unit of the law enforcement officers found evidence on transactions between them and the group,” police official, Maksudul Alam, said.[pro_ad_display_adzone id=”70560″]

Investigators discovered the Hamza group in April, after arresting four people a cache of assault weapons, other firearms and munitions in the south-eastern port city of Chittagong.

Members of the group are said to be recruited from Islamic religious schools. (dpa/NAN)

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