Bangladesh arrested suspect IS militant back from Syria

DHAKA: Bangladesh ' S Counterterrorism Police Arrested A Suspected Member Of The Islamic State Who Returned To The Country After Fighting For The Militant Group In Syria, Police Said Wednesday.

Dhaka Launched A Heavy Repression Against Homegrown Extremist Outfits After An Attack By A Local Outfit At A Cafe In The Capital In 2016 In Which 22 People Were Killed, Including 18 Foreigners.

Police Said Motaj Abdul Majid Kafiluddin Bepari, 33, Joined IS In Syria After Traveling To The War-torn Country Of Saudi Arabia , Where He Was Born To A Bengali Parent.

He Returned To Bangladesh In February And Contacted A New Faction Of The Local IS-inspired Islamic Extremist Outfit. .

Officers Arrested Bepari At An In Dhaka ' S Uttara Neighborhood On May 5, And Has Been Accused Of Anti-terrorism Laws Because Of Alleged Plans To Establish A Caliphate In The Moderate Muslim Majority Country, Noor Eraan Added.

He Went To Syria In 2018 And Fought For The IS.

Bepari ' S Arrest Came After The Counter-Terrorism Police Noticed The Airport Authorities About The Possible Return Of More Than 50 IS Extremists From Bangladesh After Group Defeat In Syria, The Deputy Commissioner Of The Dhaka Police Mohibul Islam Khan Against AFP.

This Is The Newest In A Series Of IS-related Security Incidents In Bangladesh.

Last Week, Foreign Minister A.K. Abdul Momen Said Shamima Begum, Born In England, Who Married An Islamic State In Syria And Whose Parents Were Bengali Citizens, Would Receive The Death Penalty. For Terrorism When She Came To The South Asian Country.

And In April, Bangladeshi Security Forces Invaded A Suspected Extremist Hideout In Dhaka, Killing At Least Two Militants.

But On The Same Day, IS Jihadists Claimed Their First Attack In Bangladesh In More Than Two Years, An Attack On A Group Of Police Officers, The Reported.