Members of Bangladesh Police Detective Branch escort Mohammed Sumon Hossain in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Thursday, June 16, 2016. (AP Photo)
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Suman Hossain Patowari, 20, was arrested in Dhaka late Wednesday over a brutal attack that wounded publisher Ahmedur Rashid Tutul and two others at his office in the capital in October.The arrest comes amid a nationwide police anti-militant crackdown that has seen more than 11,000 people, including 176 suspected Islamist militants, detained since Friday.Police said Patowari belonged to banned Bangladesh militant outfit, Ansarullah Bangla Team (ABT).A group named Ansar al-Islam, which claims to be a Bangladesh branch of Al-Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent (AQIS), claimed responsibility for both attacks.However in a new development, police said Thursday that ABT and Ansar al-Islam were the same outfit.
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