Bangladesh arrests 3 Islamists over killings of secular bloggers

August 18, 2015 7:27 AM

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Bangladesh arrests 3 Islamists over killings of secular bloggers

DHAKA Bangladesh’s elite forces said on Tuesday they had arrested three suspected Islamist militants, including a British citizen of Bangladeshi origin, for masterminding the killings of two secular bloggers in the Muslim-majority nation.

Touhidur Rahman, 58, and two active members of outlawed Islamist group Ansarullah Bangla Team were arrested in Dhaka on Monday night, said Maksudul Alam, a spokesman for the Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) force.

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