Police officers in Dhaka detain Abdul Haque, a member of Jamaat-e-Islami, Bangladesh's biggest religion-based party, on suspicion he was involved in Islamic State propaganda, November 25, 2015. REUTERS/Ashikur Rahman
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Bangladesh police shot and killed a top militant who was the main suspect behind deadly bomb blasts at a Shiite shrine during late-night raids, officers said Thursday.Five militants from banned local Islamist outfit Jamayetul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) were also arrested during the raids carried out by police in Dhaka late Wednesday.Police accused the slain militant, a JMB commander who went by multiple aliases including "Albany", of hurling grenades into the capital's main Shiite shrine which was packed with worshipers last month, killing two and injuring dozens.While the blasts were believed to be the first attack on Shiites in Bangladesh, banned insurgent militant groups have killed more than a dozen Sufi Muslims and attacked Hindus and Christians in the last two years.
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