Bangladesh arrests nine in crackdown on militant groups

November 23, 2014 10:00 AM

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DHAKA (Reuters) - Bangladesh has arrested four members of an outlawed militant group, including the chief of its women's wing, as well as five suspects in a southern city, police said on Sunday, as authorities stiffen a crackdown on militants.

The arrest follows Indian security officials' exposure of a plot last month targeting Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. Two members of a banned Bangladesh group were killed in an explosion while building bombs in India's eastern state of West Bengal, just over the border with Bangladesh.

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