Islam said the militants are members of a faction of Jamaatul Mujahideen Bangladesh
(JMB), a radical Islamist group responsible for the deadly cafe attack in Dhaka that killed 22 civilians, mostly foreign nationals, in July 2016.
Security forces, who insisted the attacks were carried out by home-grown militants and not foreign operatives, killed more than 70 suspected jihadists from the banned Jamaatul Mujahideen Bangladesh
as it launched an anti-militant crackdown in response to the cafe assault.
Instead, it pinned them on homegrown militant groups (backed by the BNP and JI of course), particularly the Ansarullah Bangla Team (ABT) and Jamaatul Mujahideen Bangladesh
Bangladeshi police alleged that an operative of outlawed Jamaatul Mujahideen Bangladesh
revealed that Arshad had links with the outfit.
But Islamist militant outfits like Ansarullah Bangla Team, Jamaatul Mujahideen Bangladesh
, Hizb ut Tahrir, Harkatul Jihad Bangladesh, Shahadat e-Al-Hikma, Bangladesh Jagrata Muslim Janata etc.
Dhaka: Security forces on Saturday arrested five leaders of the Jamaatul Mujahideen Bangladesh
(JMB) and dismantled a camp of the outlawed group in the rugged southeastern hills under a revamped campaign against militant outfits, officials said yesterday.
29 attacks were allegedly launched by members of the banned Islamic group Jamaatul Mujahideen Bangladesh
The article also considered the banned Islamic militant outfit Jamaatul Mujahideen Bangladesh
(JMB) a "proper jihad organisation in Bangladesh based on the Quran and Sunnah." There is greater likelihood for the JMP to join hands with Bangladesh.