Police in Bangladesh say they have arrested 31 suspected Islamic militants.
Authorities say those detained belong to the Islamic group, Hizb
ut-Tahrir. Police made the arrests Friday during a raid on a meeting
near the town of Kushtia. Police say they confiscated books advocating
jihad or "holy war," and leaflets.
Hizb ut-Tahrir is an international group aimed at establishing an
Islamic nation. Critics say Hizb supports militancy, but the group
denies the accusation.