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Three JMB militants held for killing priest in Panchagarh, Bangladesh



Dhaka: Three members of the banned militant outfit Jama’atul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) have been detained during a raid in connection with the attack at a Hindu temple in Panchagarh where a priest was killed five days ago.  Two firearms, two crude bombs, one grenade, five bullets and sharp weapons were seized from the house of Haris Ali at Kalirdanga village in Debiganj upazila, reports The Daily Star.

Along with the detainees, the police also arrested six persons in connection with the case. District Inspector General (DIG) Humayun refused to disclose the names of those taken into custody until further investigation. The criminals slit the throat of a Hindu priest at a temple in Debiganj of Panchagarh on February 21 and fled the scene firing shots and exploding homemade bombs, which injured two devotees.