Bangladesh police arrest four suspected Islamic State members

January 19, 2015 10:50 AM

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DHAKA (Reuters) - Bangladeshi police arrested four suspected members of Islamic State in the capital, Dhaka, on Monday, including a regional coordinator for the militant group who told police they had been trained in Pakistan.

Reports of the growing influence of Islamic State, which controls territory in Syria and Iraq, have raised alarm bells across South Asia, though it remains unclear whether militants organizing under the Islamic State name in the region are acting on their own or as part of a centralized initiative c...

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