Bangladeshi authorities say security forces have arrested six suspected Islamic militants and uncovered a large quantity of explosives during a raid near the capital, Dhaka.
The authorities say the raid by members of the elite Rapid Action Battalion took place late Saturday in the town of Narayanganj.
The Associated Press says the six arrested are suspected members of the banned Jumaat-ul-Mujahedin militant group blamed for a series of bombings in 2005.
Last November, the Bangladesh Supreme Court upheld death sentences for six Muslim militants convicted of killing two judges in the bombings.
Among the convicts was the leader of Jamaat-ul-Mujahedin, Shayek Abdur Rahman, and Siddikul Islam, also known as Bangla Bhai, the leader of another outlawed militant group, Jagrata Muslim Janata Bangladesh.
Police accused the men of killing some 30 people in the 2005 bombings aimed at imposing Islamic law in Bangladesh, a Muslim-dominated but secular democracy.
They were captured by Bangladesh security forces last March.