Bangladesh law and order forces arrested eight more suspected members of
outlawed Jama'atul Mujahideen Bangladesh
(JMB) and seized three grenades and explosives Saturday in raids on
Gazipur, Jamalpur and Nilphamari districts.
The raids came after a JMB suspect in handcuffs reportedly
exploded a grenade at the Gazipur Sadar superintendent of police's office at a
press briefing Friday.
The home minister Saturday called for
setting up community-based committees against terrorism and militancy.
Sahara Khatun said her ministry would give specific
directives soon to form the local committees.
Local committees need to be formed in every community to combat
terrorism, extortion and violence, Sahara Khatun said at an International
Mother Language Day programme in South Manikdi, Dhaka.