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2 accomplices of Dhaka attack masterminds arrested

IANS | Dhaka |

Bangladesh's elite force Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) on Tuesday arrested two accomplices of the two masterminds of the terror attack on a cafe here that killed 21 persons, mostly foreigners.

The two are also members of Neo-JMB — an offshoot of the banned militant outfit Jamaatul Mujahideen Bangladesh, which had been blamed for the July 1 attack on the Holey Artisan Bakery in Dhaka's diplomatic quarter, Xinhua news agency reported.

RAB spokesperson Mufti Mahmud Khan said Atikur Rahman Milon and Khademul Islam Khadem were arrested with some books, leaflets and weapons.

Tamim Chowdhury, a Bangladeshi-Canadian, and Sarwar Jahan, identified as Neo JMB chief who was killed during a raid on October 8, were believed to be the masterminds of the attack.