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Incidents and Statements involving JMB: 2017

Date

Place
Incident

Nature of incident

January 6

Dhaka city

Two Neo JMB leaders were killed in a gunfight with Police in Dhaka city. Police recovered a pistol, three bullets and a knife from the spot.

Violent
January 9

Dhaka city

RAB arrested 10 suspects of JMB from Dhaka city. Of them, four were former colleagues of fugitive top JMB militant Maynul Islam Musa, a suspect in the July 1, 2016 Gulshan café attack.

Non-violent
January 13

Dhaka city

Neo JMB leader Jahangir Alam alias Rajib alias Gandhi, another mastermind of 'Dhaka cafe attack' was arrested by CTTC unit from Elenga in Dhaka city.

Non-violent
January 13

Natore District

Police arrested a militant of JMB from his Pabnapara home in Natore District while planning to carry out subversive activities. Police recovered four pistols, six magazines, 17 bullets, six knives, six straight razors and some bomb-making materials from the house.

Non-violent
January 13

Dhaka city

Investigators said that Neo JMB leader Mainul Islam alias Abu Musa, who is believed to be the new operational chief, is trying to reorganize the militant outfit.

Statement
January 16 Natore District

Police on January 16 arrested Saiful Islam Dulal (45), a militant of JMB in Chandpur Pabnapara area of Natore District. Saiful is the elder brother of arrested JMB's 'regional commander' Fazlur Rahman Taher alias Raj (23).

Non-violent
January 17 Dhaka city

RAB arrested a militant of JMB in the Waizghat area of Old Dhaka city. RAB recovered two knives, three jihadi books and some leaflets from Tuhin's possession.

Non-violent
January 23

Dhaka city

Neo-JMB leader Jahangir Alam alias Rajib Gandhi (32) confessed to plotting the Gulshan café attack before a Dhaka court. He also admitted that he recruited operatives in the militant outfit.

Statement
January 26

Chittagong District

JMB 'leader' Abdul Gaffar was arrested in the case filed over carrying out grenade attacks at two mosques inside Bangladeshi Navy's Issa Khan Base in Chittagong District during Juma prayers in December 2015.

Non-violent
January 31

Joypurhat District

A Joypurhat court framed charges against 14 militants of JMB in a case over the killing of three 'village police' in Uttar Moheshpur village of Joypurhat District in 2003.

Non-violent
February 1

Dhaka city

RAB arrested four Neo-JMB militants from Jatrabari area of Dhaka city. RAB also recovered two pistols, 21 bullets, four sharp weapons, huge explosives, mobile phone sets and other electronic devices from their possessions.

Non-violent
February 6 Bogra District

Police quizzed Neo-JMB north Bengal 'military commander' Jahangir Alam alias Rajib Gandhi, a mastermind of the Gulshan café attack to find out his links to two other militant attacks in Bogra District.

Non-violent
February 9 Jamalpur District

Police arrested a militant of JMB from Narayanpur Gramtali Bazar in Jamalpur District. The arrestee was identified as Al Beruni Sabuj (35).

Non-violent
February 13 Dinajpur District

A court in Dinajpur District indicted five militants of JMB for looting a refueling station in 2015. They are Saddam Hossan, Osman Goni, Ahsan Habib, Jobayer Hossain and Ramzan Ali.

Non-violent
February 14 Bogra District

Abu Musa alias Abujar alias Abu Talha alias Robin alias Samiul (32), a 'regional coordinator' of JMB was killed in a gunfight with Police at Kahalu in Bogra District. Police recovered a pistol, three bullets and several sharp weapons from the spot.

Violent
February 14 Dhaka city

A Dhaka court indicted former JMB ameer Saidur Rahman and two others in a case filed under the anti-terrorism act. The other two people indicted are Abdullah Kafi and his wife Ayesha Akhter.

Non-violent
February 16 Dhaka city

RAB arrested five militants of JMB from JU in Dhaka city for creating anarchy on campus. The arrestees are identified as Abdullha Tushar, Zahid Hossain, Abdur Rahman, Mominur Rahman and Rita Akhter.

Non-violent
February 20 Narayanganj District

RAB arrested three militants of JMB at Kanchpur area of Narayanganj District planning to carry out subversive activities. RAB recovered five sharp weapons, five crude bombs and bomb making materials from them.

Non-violent
February 20 Naogaon District

Police arrested a militant of JMB accused in four cases filed with Police from Par-Kasunda village in Naogaon District.

Non-violent
February 26 Rajshahi District

RAB arrested a militant of JMB with 11 Jihadi books and some leaflets at Kakonhat railway station in Rajshahi District. RAB said that Mohamad Ansar Ali (36) used to sell vests and send his earnings to another militant Sakib, who is still on the run.

Non-violent
February 28 Rajshahi District

Two Policemen were injured as suspected militants stabbed them in Bujruk Rajarampur village of Rajshahi District. Police arrested suspected attacker Aminul Islam identified as a JMB cadre.

Violent
February 28 Dhaka city

A team of CTTC unit of the Dhaka Metropolitan Police arrested Mizanur Rahman alias Boro Mizan (60), a Neo-JMB 'commander' in a bus near Kakoli crossing in Dhaka city.

Non-violent
February 28 Rangpur District

A Rangpur Court awarded death penalties to five JMB militants for the killing of Japanese national Kunio Hoshi in 2015. The convicts are: Rangpur 'region military commander' of JMB Masud Rana Mamun, Ishaque Ali, Liton Mia Rafiq, Shakhawat Hossain and Ahsanullah Ansari Biplob.

Non-violent
March 1 Chapainawabaganj District

Police arrested a militant of JMB in Nejampur railway station area of Chapainawabaganj District. The arrestee is Nazmul Islam (50). Police recovered seven home-made bombs from his possession.

Non-violent
March 2 Bogra District

The 'military chief' of Neo-JMB's Rajshahi divisional unit has been killed in a gunfight with the Police at Jamnagar village of Bogra District. Police claimed that they had recovered a pistol, three rounds of bullets and two magazines from the spot.

Violent
March 2 Dhaka city

CTTC Unit of Dhaka Metropolitan Police arrested the 'spiritual leader' of Neo-JMB at Dhaka city. The arrested was identified as Maulana Abul Kashem, amir (chief) of the faction of the extremist outfit.

Non-violent
March 6 Chapainawabganj

Chapainawabganj Court sentenced a militant of JMB to life term imprisonment in an arms case of July 7, 2009.

Non-violent
March 6 Dhaka city

Jahangir Alam alias Rajib Gandhi, a key planner of Gulshan café attack and JMB's 'military commander' for northern region confessed to killing Bogra journalist Dipankar Chakrabarty in 2004.

Statement
March 6 Dhaka city

Civil Aviation and Tourism Minister Rashed Khan Menon said that the BNP-JeI alliance had created Neo-JMB for carrying out secret assassinations across Bangladesh.

Statement
March 7 Comilla District

Militants attacked a Police team during a routine check of a bus on Dhaka-Chittagong highway in Comilla District. Two attackers were arrested. Four crude bombs and a sharp knife were recovered from their possessions. Later, they were identified as JMB militants.

Violent
March 7 Chittagong District

CTTC Unit recovered seven improvised grenades and large quantity of bomb making material from a house in Mirsarai of Chittagong District which is believed to be a hideout Neo-JMB.

Non-violent
March 8 Chittagong District

Police recovered 29 grenades, huge bomb-making materials, including 280 packets of metal balls and 40 packets of explosive gel and nine machetes from a house believed to be a hideout Neo-JMB in Mirsharai area of Chittagong District.

Non-violent
March 8 Comilla District

Comilla SP Mohamad Shah Abid Hasan at a press briefing held at his office auditorium said that the JMB militants arrested in Comilla had bigger plans.

Statement
March 9 Mymensingh District

Police arrested a militant of JMB from Soudkanda village in Mymensingh District. The arrestee is Abu Raihan Bin Sadek (32), an accused in a criminal case filed with Trishal Police Station in 2009.

Non-violent
March 11 Rajshahi District

Rajshahi Police arrested five JMB militants named Abdus Sattar (33), Abdul Mannan (35), Abul Hossain (55), Lutfar Rahman (38) and Rohidul Islam (43) accused in several militancy-related cases.

Non-violent
March 11 Natore District

Natore Police arrested JMB militants Shahab Uddin (45) and Rahedul Islam (46) accused in a militant case.

Non-violent
March 11 Naogaon District

Naogaon Police arrested JMB militants Khairul Islam (25) and Abdul Mannan (45) facing several charges including extortion.

Non-violent
March 12 Rajshahi District

Police arrested a militant of JMB at Baghmara in Rajshahi District. The arrested was identified as Abdur Razzak.

Non-violent
March 13 Pabna District

In Pabna District, Police arrested JMB militants Shafiqul Islam (30), Ziaul Karim Sujon (32) and Muhamad Shahid (26).

Non-violent
March 13 Rajshahi District

In Rajshahi District, Police arrested JMB militants Abu Jafar (40) and Abul Khair (45).

Non-violent
March 14 Pabna District

Police arrested Mostafizur Rahman Shahin (41), a 'regional commander' of JMB from Gopalpur area in Pabna District.

Non-violent
March 15 Chittagong District

Police busted a JMB den at Sitakunda in Chittagong District. Police arrest an extremist couple with their kid and recovered a pistol and a huge quantity of circuits used to prepare time-bombs in their house.

Non-violent
March 15 Dhaka city

A Dhaka court framed charges against 11 militants of JMB in a case filed over carrying out attacks on VIPs, VVIPs and at important establishments in the country.

Non-violent
March 16 Chittagong District

Five persons, including a woman and a toddler, were killed in a Police raid on a Neo-JMB den at a two-storey building at Sitakunda in Chittagong District. An explosion injured two Policemen. Police recovered 10 bombs, three suicide vests and explosive substances possible to make 40 to 50 powerful bombs.

Violent
March 16 Dhaka city

Sources said that Police have drawn up a list of nearly 5,000 suspected militants and a special drive is underway to arrest them. The arrestees are from different militant outfits, including JMB, its offshoot Neo-JMB, Hizb ut-Tahrir, Shahadat-e Al Hikma and Allar Dal.

Statement
March 16 Chittagong District

Chittagong Range's Deputy Inspector General Mohamad Shafiqul Islam said that home grown militant organisations including Neo-JMB are setting up hideouts in the hilly regions of the country.

Statement
March 17 Dhaka city

An official of the CTTC unit said that Neo-JMB militants have built their hideouts in Cox's Bazar, Bandarban and Rangamati Districts apart from Chittagong District.

Statement
March 18 Chittagong District

Chittagong District Police recovered 15 bombs and grenades, six drums of liquid hydrogen peroxide and jells from the Neo-JMB hideout at Sitakunda where five people, including a child, were killed on March 16.

Non-violent
March 18 Dhaka city

IGP AKM Shahidul Hoque said "We have already identified masterminds of extremists and their networks alongside the neo-JMB. The law enforcement agencies are working to arrest militants and their close associates."

Statement
March 19 Patuakhali District

In Patuakhali District's Kalapara area, four JMB cadres were arrested while planning sabotage activities. They were identified as Milon Sikder (28), Kamal Hossain (30), Babul Khan (45) and Pappu (28).

Non-violent
March 21 Dhaka city

RAB arrested five militants of JMB on charge of planning to attack Government establishments from Dhaka city. Raw materials used in making bombs, two fake firearms and jihadi books were recovered from their possession.

Non-violent
March 24 Dinajpur District

Two Neo-JMB militants were arrested in connection with the attack on a Jatra Pandal near Kantaji Temple in Dinajpur District in December, 2015. Police recovered 10 crude bombs and jihadi books from them.

Non-violent
March 27 Dinajpur District

Two militants of JMB confessed to their involvement in exploding bombs at a jatra near Kantaji Temple in Dinajpur District on December 5, 2015. The two gave confessional statement before the Senior Judicial Court of Gopal Chandra Roy.

Statement
March 27 Dhaka city

Gulshan attack mastermind Jahangir Alam alias Rajib alias Gandhi alias Shubhash alias Shanto alias Tiger alias Adil alias Jahid admitted that he was involved in the murder of former JMB militant Mazedul Islam alias Fazle Rabbi in 2015 for attempting to leave the outfit.

Statement
March 28 Kishoreganj District

Neo-JMB threatened to blow up Kishoreganj District Judge's Court and Kishorganj Jail with bombs. The threat was issued in a letter sent by Ahad Miah, who identified as Katiadi Police Station unit Neo-JMB Ameer to District and Session's Judge Muhammad Mahbub-Ul Haque by a post.

Statement
March 28 Sylhet District

Police suspected one of the four slain militants in Sylhet District to be the top leader of Neo-JMB Maynul Islam Musa. Musa was entrusted with the charge of leading the Neo-JMB, which staged the July 1, 2016, attack in Dhaka's Holey Artisan Restaurant.

Statement
March 29 Dhaka city

RAB arrested four militants of JMB from Dohar on the outskirts of Dhaka city planning to carry out subversive activities around the country. They used to spread their ideology via Facebook and other social media.

Non-violent
March 30 Moulvibazar District

Body parts of seven, including those of four children, two women and one man, were recovered from a Neo-JMB den at Nasirpur village in Moulvibazar District. Police said the militants may have blown themselves up to avoid arrest when SWAT and CTTC teams launched an assault codenamed "Operation Hit Back" on the den.

Violent
March 30 Panchagarh District

Police in a drive arrested three militants of JMB from Debiganj Bazar in Panchagarh District. Police recovered five Jihadi books from them.

Non-violent
March 30 Dhaka city

Police said that Neo-JMB has adopted a new strategy of setting up its hideouts in Hindu-populated neighbourhoods across Bangladesh aiming to deceive law enforcement.

Statement
March 31 Rajshahi District

Police arrested Mahmud Hassan (50), a JMB militant from Baghmara of Rajshahi District who took part in atrocities of JMB commander Siddiqul Islam alias Bangla Bhai in 2004.

Non-violent
April 1 Rajshahi District

Police arrested a militant of JMB from Kismot Jamira village in Rajshahi District on April 1. The arrestee is Mosharaf Ali (40) a listed militant.

Non-violent
April 2 Dhaka city

Investigators said that Lokman Ali alias Sohel Rana (40) was Neo-JMB's Chittagong chapter chief and in charge of recruitment and trained recruits for suicide attacks in Lombabil Khorolia Mora area of Baishari in Bandarban District.

Statement
April 5 Dhaka city

Neo-JMB leader Jahangir Alam alias Rajib Gandhi, also a plotter of June 1, 2016, massacre at Holey Artisan Restaurant in Dhaka city, admitted his involvement in several murders committed in Gaibandha and nearby Districts.

Statement

April 6 Narayanganj District

RAB arrested five militants of Neo-JMB from from Siddhirganj of Narayanganj District when they were holding a meeting.

Non-violent
April 6 Comilla District

RAB arrested three militants of Neo-JMB from Comilla District's Gouripur area when they were holding a meeting.

Non-violent
April 7 Satkhira District

Police arrested 41 militants of JMB from different parts of Satkhira District. Police said that the arrestees were wanted in various cases.

Non-violent
April 9 Dhaka city

Dhaka Metropolitan Police's CTTC unit Chief Monirul Islam in a press conference said that Police have proposed that the Government to ban Neo-JMB which reportedly led the Gulshan café attack on July 1, 2016, to disrupt its fresh recruitment.

Statement
April 10 Dhaka city

RAB arrested two suspected JMB militants in Dhaka city. The arrestees are Fatema Akter Ruma (20) and Zahidul Huq Jihan (24).

Non-violent
April 12 Jamalpur District

Police arrested a militant of JMB from Mirzapur village in Jamalpur District. The arrestee is Asadul Islam Asad (35), a fugitive accused in a sabotage case filed with Sadar Police Station.

Non-violent
April 18

Narayanganj District

RAB arrested two militants of Neo-JMB from Shiddhirganj area of Narayanganj District based on information gleaned from eight other Neo-JMB members during remands.

Non-violent
April 18

Dinajpur District

RAB arrested a militant of JMB accused in a case for countrywide series bomb attacks in 2005 from a village in Birganj of Dinajpur District. The arrestee is Abdus Sattar (50).

Non-violent
April 19

Dhaka city

RAB's Additional Director General (Operations) Colonel Anwar Latif Khan said: "We have found that is increasingly common for New JMB, Ansar Al Islam, Hizb-ut Tahrir, Harkatul Zihad and some other extremist groups to recruit science students."

Statement
April 21

Jhenidah District

CTTC unit busted a Neo-JMB den in a house at Porahati village in Jhenidah District. A huge stash of explosives and a 9mm pistol was recovered from the house.

Violent
April 23

Jhenidah District

Officials said that the Neo-JMB den busted in Jhenidah District on April 21 was a bomb-making factory from where explosives were supplied to other dens of the militant group.

Statement
April 23

Dinajpur District

RAB arrested two militants of Neo-JMB from Raniganj in Dinajpur District. The arrestees are Mohamad Selim and Mohamad Khademul Islam.

Non-violent
April 26

Dhaka city

RAB arrested the IED expert of Neo-JMB from Dhaka city's Uttara area. The arrestee is Mushfiq Martin Jenny. Huge IEDs and remote controlled devices were recovered from him.

Non-violent
April 27

Chapainawabganj District

Four Neo-JMB militants holed up at a den in Shibnagar Trimohoni of Chapainawabganj District was killed as Operation Eagle Hunt concluded. Rafiqul Islam alias Abu was among the dead. Police said all the four persons were killed in suicide bomb explosions. Abu's pregnant wife Sumaiya Begum and their six-year-old daughter Khadiza were rescued from the den. Police recovered IEDs, bombs and pistols from the den.

Violent
April 27

Dhaka city

RAB arrested three militants of Neo-JMB from Savar upazila of Dhaka city. A foreign made pistol, three rounds of bullets, bomb-making materials and jihadi books were recovered from their possession.

Non-violent
May 2 Narayanganj District

In Narayanganj District, RAB arrested two militants of Neo-JMB Qaiqum Hauladar (32) and Selim (32), accused in an Anti-Terrorism Act case filed with Siddhirganj Police Station in April, from Ruposhi Bus Stand area.

Non-violent
May 2 Dhaka city

In Dhaka city, RAB arrested Neo-JMB militant Mohamad Tomal Uddin (40), an accused in an Anti-Terrorism Act case filed with Adabor Police Station in 2014, from Baitul Aman Housing Society.

Non-violent
May 3 Narayanganj District

RAB arrested two Neo-JMB militants at Rupganj in Narayanganj District. Identities of arrested persons could not be known immediately.

Non-violent
May 7 Jhenidah District

Two Neo-JMB militants were killed and two Policemen were injured during an operation in Jhenidah District's Maheshpur area. The militants were killed in suicide bomb explosion. The identity of the dead militant could not be known immediately.

Violent
May 7 Dhaka city

RAB arrested JMB's IED supplier and his associate from Ashulia area on the outskirt of Dhaka city. The arrestees are Imran and Rafiq. A huge stockpile of IEDs and explosives have been recovered from them.

Non-violent
May 8 Sirajganj District

RAB arrested three brothers on charge of organizing the activists of JMB from Dhubli Bottola in Sirajganj District. The arrestees are Mamunur Rashid Mamun (35), Abdulla Bin Masud (32) and Mohamad Najibul (29).

Non-violent
May 13 Chapainawabganj District

Police arrested seven militants of JMB in different parts of Chapainawabganj District. Police recovered 4.5kg of gunpowder, 52.5kg of explosive power gel and 22 jihadi books in their drives.

Non-violent
May 17 Jhenaidah District

RAB ended their operation at the suspected JMB hideout at village Chuadanga in Jhenaidah District. RAB cordoned off the houses of JMB militants Selim and Pranta and arrested them. RAB recovered a total of 186 PVC circuit boards, 18 units of explosive making neo-gel, four drums of liquid chemicals, one anti-mine, two suicidal vests and some other explosive making materials and electronics devices.

Non-violent
May 24

Chapainawabganj District

RAB arrested three Neo-JMB militants Abdus Sakur alias Shukuddi (43), Jahangir Alam (43), Saiful Islam (32) and Abdul Mazid Tanu in Gomostapur of Chapainawabganj District. RAB recovered one foreign pistol, one magazine, four bullets and three kilogrammes of gunpowder from their possession.

Non-violent
May 24

Chapainawabganj District

RAB arrested Neo-JMB militant Abdul Mazid Tanu in a raid in Nachol of Chapainawabganj District. During the raid, RAB recovered three foreign pistols, nine rounds of bullets, two magazines and one toy pistol from the house.

Non-violent
May 24

Dinajpur District

RAB arrested two militants of JMB from Chehelgazi Mazar area of Dinajpur District. The arrestees are Badal Mia (32) and Belal Hossain (25). Badal, who was an Imam of a mosque in Gaibandha, is an accused in several cases filed with Gaibandha Police Station.

Non-violent
May 24

Narayanganj District

RAB arrested Neo-JMB militants Shaikh Yusa and Anwar Hossain were arrested from Rupganj in Narayanganj District. One foreign made pistol, huge amount of explosives and books and leaflets on militancy was recovered from their possessions.

Non-violent
May 24

Munshiganj District

RAB arrested Neo-JMB militant Mahbub from Mawa in Munshiganj District.

Non-violent
May 24

Keraniganj District

RAB arrested Neo-JMB militant Kausar from Keraniganj District.

Non-violent
May 25

Dhaka city

Former JMB 'chief' Maulana Saidur Rahman and two other members - Abdullah Hel Kafi and his wife Ayesha Akhter - were sentenced to seven-and-a-half-year of imprisonment in a case filed for planning subversive activities in May 2010.

Non-violent
May 31

Dhaka city

RAB arrested three JMB militants from Begunbari Office Road in Dhaka city. RAB recovered huge bomb making materials, 24 chocolate bombs and books on militancy from them.

Non-violent
June 2

Jhenaidah District

RAB arrested five Neo-JMB militants in different areas of Jhenaidah District. RAB said they were close associates of Neo-JMB leaders Abdullah, Tuhin and Limon.

Non-violent
June 4

Dhaka city

CTTC unit arrested three militants of JMB at Savar, on the outskirts of Dhaka city. CTTC members said that the trio was arrested in cases filed under Explosive Substances Act.

Non-violent
June 4

Dhaka city

Monirul Islam, chief of CTTC unit at a media briefing said that a 27-year-old university dropout is now leading the terror outfit Neo-JMB. Ayub Bachchu took over as the Amir (Chief) of the outfit after the death of Maynul Islam Musa during an anti-militancy drive in Moulvibazar on March 31, Monirul Islam told.

Statement
June 5

Chapainawabganj District

Police arrested two Neo-JMB militants Ruhul Amin (55) and Al Amin (24) from Shibganj upazila of Chapainawabganj District. Ruhul Amin is the father-in-law of the dead militant Abu Ali and Al Amin worked as an aide of Tamim Chowdhury

Non-violent
June 8

Bogra District

Police arrested three Neo-JMB militants in Muruil area of Bogra District. Police recovered a pistol, a magazine, five bullets, 1kg gun-powder and a knife from them.

Non-violent
June 11

Narayanganj District

RAB arrested Imran Ahmed (37), a Majlish-e-Shura member of Neo-JMB and also a major 'financier' for the banned militant outfit and his accomplice Shamim Mia (29) in Narayanganj District's Rupganj area. RAB recovered a firearm and a large number of books that encourage militancy.

Non-violent
June 12

Dhaka city

CTTC unit of DMP arrested six Neo-JMB militants in New Market area of Dhaka city who allegedly planned to carry out attacks in Ramadan to mark the anniversary of deadly Gulshan café siege.

Non-violent
June 12

Rajshahi District

Police busted a Neo-JMB den at Tanore in Rajshahi District. Three were arrested for their suspected involvement in extremism. Nine more, including women and children, were surrendered to the Police. Two suicide vests, a pistol with five rounds of ammunition and a magazine were recovered from the house.

Non-violent
June 12

Dhaka city

RAB arrested Shayek Mamunur Roshid alias Shayek Mamun, the 'central coordinator' and also a Shariah board member of Neo-JMB from the Demra area in Dhaka city.

Non-violent
June 22 Gazipur District

RAB arrested two militants of JMB who supply explosive and explosive making chemicals to JMB in Board Bazar area of Gazipur District.

Non-violent
June 23 Gazipur District

RAB arrested two militants of JMB from Chowrasta area of Gazipur District. The arrestees are Mohamad Motasim Billah (21) and Mohamad Morslin Sheikh (25).

Non-violent
June 24 Dhaka city

RAB arrested three militants of Neo-JMB in Jatrabari area of Dhaka city. Identities of the detained persons could not be known immediately.

Non-violent
June 29 Sirajganj District

RAB arrested a militant of JMB at Ullapara in Sirajganj District. The arrestee is Mohamad Atiqur Rahman alias Atik.

Non-violent
June 30 Gazipur District

RAB arrested two militants of JMB from different areas in Gazipur District. The two JMB militants are Mohamad Chan Miah (38) and Moahamad Moznu Miah (27).

Non-violent
July 1 Kushtia District

CTTC unit of the Dhaka Metropolitan Police arrested three suspected female militants, including the wife of Neo-JMB chief Ayub Bachchu, raiding a hideout in Kushtia District's Bheramara area. Police also recovered a bomb weighing around 3kg, two suicide vests, 10 small bombs, a pistol, 12 bullets and 10 kilograms of bomb-making materials in the raid.

Non-violent
July 1 Naogaon District

Police arrested a militant of JMB from Atrai of Naogaon District. The arrestee is Shahidul Islam (45). Police said Shahidul was a close aide of Bangla Bhai.

Non-violent
July 5

Gazipur District

Three militants of JMB were arrested from a house in Master Bari area of Sadar sub-district of Gazipur District. There are allegations of their involvement with 2005 series bomb attacks, RAB official said.

Non-violent
July 7

Rajshahi District

Police arrested four militants of Neo-JMB from Rajshahi District. Police recovered some sharp weapons and Jihadi books from their possession.

Non-violent
July 7

Chapainawabganj District

CTTC unit arrested Hatkata Mahfuz, one of the planners of Holey Artisan attack and his three accomplices from an orchard in Kansat area of Chapainawabganj District. The arrestees are Sohel Mahfuz alias Hatkata Mahfuz, the top explosives specialist of Neo-JMB, Jewel alias Ismail, Hafizur Rahman alias Hasan and Mostofa Kamal alias Jamal.

Non-violent
July 9

Dhaka city

Bomb experts said that the deadly explosive TATP, used by terrorists in Paris, Brussels and London attacks, has of late become Neo-JMB's explosive of choice in Bangladesh.

Statement
July 12

Chapainawabganj District

Police arrested three militants of Neo-JMB in Chapainawabganj District. 19 kg of explosive materials were recovered from them.

Non-violent
July 16

Dhaka city

Four militants of Neo-JMB were surrendered, 12 hours after RAB personnel cordoned off a tin-shed house in Ashulia, a suburban area near Dhaka city. Two pistols, a laptop, some books and papers were recovered from the house.

Non-violent
July 19 Dhaka city

RAB arrested two militants of Neo-JMB from Demra area of Dhaka city. The arrested duo was identified as Tusher Habib alias Aiyub (26) and Abu Bakar Siddik (35).

Non-violent
July 23 Dhaka city

RAB arrested two militants of JMB in Dhaka city's Mohammadpur area. A foreign pistol, four bullets and a machete were recovered from their possession during the drive.

Non-violent
July 23 Dhaka city

Sohel Mahfuz, the explosive expert of Neo-JMB confessed before a magistrate that he had supplied all the bombs used in the Holey Artisan Bakery attack in the capital's Gulshan on July 1, 2016.

Statement
July 24

Dhaka city

Dhaka High Court sentenced three JMB militants to different terms of imprisonment in a case filed for bombs blasts in Farmgate, Dhaka city during a series bomb blasts across the country on August 17, 2005.

Non-violent
July 26

Dhaka city

RAB arrested three militants of Neo-JMB during a drive in Dhaka city's Badda area. RAB claimed that the trio arrested was involved in recruiting new members, collecting funds for the group and circulating radical materials and videos using secret apps.

Non-violent
July 26

Dhaka city

CTTC unit chief Monirul Islam said that the operation "Storm 26" in the Dhaka city's Kalyanpur in 2016 was a turning point for law enforcers as documents seized at a Neo-JMB den there and information gathered subsequently helped law enforcers fight back against the country's rising terror network.

Statement
July 27

Dhaka city

In Dhaka city, RAB arrested Neo-JMB militant Nabin Hossain Rabbi (33) in Tejgaon area.

Non-violent
July 27

Chapainawabganj District

In Chapainawabganj District, RAB arrested Neo-JMB militant Jamaluddi (50) in Roghunathpur village.

Non-violent
July 28

Narayanganj District

RAB arrested three militants of Neo-JMB at Fatullah town in Narayanganj District. RAB recovered two firearms, explosive making materials, books and leaflets encouraging extremism from their possession.

Non-violent
July 28

Natore District

Police arrested 'arms transporter' of Neo-JMB in the Holey Artisan Bakery attack in Singra upazila (sub-District) of Natore District. Police said that the arrestee had carried arms and grenades from Chapainawabganj to Dhaka for the attack.

Non-violent
July 29

Dhaka city

CTTC chief Monirul Islam said that former cadres of ICS are leading the Neo-JMB. He said "Aslam Hossain Rashed alias Rashedul Islam alias Rash joined Neo-JMB with the help of ICS leader Shariful Islam Khaled. Rashed was very close to Neo-JMB leader Tamim Chowdhury. After Tamim's death, Rashed hoped to get a senior position in Neo-JMB but was disappointed. Now, there are two Neo-JMB factions. Ayub Bachchu is the current chief of Neo-JMB. Rashed stayed away from him and later decided to run operations on his own."

Statement
July 31 Chapainawabganj District

Chapainawabganj District Court sentenced a militant of JMB to life term imprisonment in an arms case. The lifer is Mohamad Selim alias Harun Mistri (34).

Non-violent
August 3 Dhaka city

CTTC officials said escaped JMB 'chief' Salahuddin alias Salehin is a source of major headache for law enforcement in both Bangladesh and India.

Statement
August 8

Tangail District

Tangail District Court sentenced 14 cadres of JMB to 20 years' rigorous imprisonment in a case of August 17, 2005 serial blasts in Tangail District. Of them, convicts Azad, Taslim, Tarik and Rasel were absconding and were tried in absentia. The remaining 10 extremists heard the verdict from the dock.

Non-violent
August 13

Jhenidah District

A 'regional coordinator' of Neo-JMB was arrested by RAB from Chuadanga village in Jhenidah District. RAB said that the arrestee, Limon Hossain (36), had been organizing the group in the area for long.

Non-violent
August 15 Dhaka city

Saiful Islam (21), a Neo-JMB militant was killed during an operation codenamed 'Operation August Bite' by Police at a suspected hideout at a hotel near Square Hospital in Dhaka city.

Violent
August 16 Rangpur District

A special court in Rangpur District indicted 12 militants of JMB for killing Khadem Rahmat Ali on November 10, 2015. The special court framed the charges after a hearing in the presence of six militants.

Non-violent
August 16 Dhaka city

DMP commissioner Mohamad Asaduzzaman Mia claimed there is no threat of any major militant attack or security risk in the country as the organizational capability of militant groups like Neo-JMB and ABT has waned.

Statement
August 17 Dhaka city

Counterterrorism officials said that the shortage of funds and difficulties in renting apartments are forcing Neo-JMB militants to shun the practice of leaving their homes months ahead of carrying out an attack.

Statement
August 21 Narayanganj District

RAB arrested three Neo-JMB militants in different places of Narayanganj District. RAB also recovered a foreign pistol, a knife, few Jihadi books and leaflets from the trio.

Non-violent
August 24 Jamalpur District

RAB arrested a militant of JMB at village Chhontia of Jamalpur District. The arrestee, Hassan Sheikh (52) was arrested by RAB members for his alleged involvement with militancy.

Non-violent
August 24 Dhaka city

A counterterrorism investigator has claimed that the recent killing of a caretaker of a shrine in Noakhali was an act of Neo-JMB. The official said one of the two youths who were caught by locals after the murder of Sona Mia on the night of August 16 had connections with two recently killed Neo JMB militants.

Statement
August 25 Kushtia District

A Neo-JMB militant was killed in a gunfight with Police in Boalia village of Kushtia District. The deceased is identified as Arman Ali (42). Police recovered a foreign pistol, two bullets and three sharp weapons from the spot.

Violent
August 27 Mymensingh District

A JMB militant was killed in a bomb explosion at a house in Kashor area of Mymensingh District. The deceased could not be identified yet. Police said the bomb went off at the house around 6pm while the deceased was making bombs.

Violent
August 28 Dhaka city RAB arrested a militant of Neo-JMB from Dhaka city's Abdullahpur area. Yakub Hossain (35) was accused in a case filed with Fatullah Police Station in Narayanganj under the Anti Terrorism Act. Non-violent
August 28 Mymensingh District

Police recovered four bombs and more than eight kilograms of gunpowder from a house in Kashor area of Mymensingh District where a JMB suspect died in an explosion while making a bomb on August 27.

Non-violent
August 29 Lalmonirhat District

Police arrested the 'IT commander' of Neo-JMB from his house at Tangbhanga village of Lalmonirhat District. The arrestee, Rakibul Islam Rakib (29) confessed to Police that he was involved in the attack on Dinajpur's Kantaji Temple.

Non-violent
August 30 Tangail District

RAB arrested three militants of Neo-JMB in Bhuapur area of Tangail District trying to reorganize their outfit under the banner of "Brigade Ad-Daraqutni".

Non-violent
September 6 Dhaka city

Remains of seven dead bodies were recovered from the flat in a complex named Komol Probha in the Dhaka's Darus Salam after suspected JMB militant detonated bombs in the apartment. RAB officials identified five of the dead as Abdullah, Abdullah's wives Fatema and Nasrin and sons Osama and Omar. The identities of the other two are yet to be ascertained.

Violent
September 7 Dhaka city

RAB said they suspected that JMB militant Abdullah, who was killed along with six others during an operation at a flat in the Dhaka's Darus Salam, was planning a massive attack on high-rise building.

Statement
September 8 Dhaka city

Police arrested two JMB militants at Nikunja of Khilkhet in Dhaka city. Police recovered 30 detonators from their possessions.

Non-violent
September 8 Dhaka city

RAB concluded its operation at JMB den in Dhaka city's Mirpur. RAB recovered 24 high-impacting bombs, 60 improvised hand grenades, 70 chemical bombs, 15 kilograms of splinters, nine empty cages, 20 kilograms of charcoal, and 1,500 pieces of igniting cords.

Non-violent
September 10 Tangail District

RAB arrested a youth on charge of connection with JMB at Elenaga in Tangail District. RAB also recovered a 0.9mm pistol and three bullets from his possession.

Non-violent
September 21

Dhaka city

RAB arrested Imam Mehedi Hasan (29), 'commander' of Neo-JMB's Dar-e-Kutni Brigade from a house in Dhaka city's South. RAB claimed that Neo-JMB has two operating squads: Badr Brigade and Ad-Dar-e-Kutni Brigade.

Non-violent
September 24

Dhaka city

RAB arrested two militants of Neo-JMB from Dhaka city. RAB recovered two daggers and huge number of note sheets on extremist training from their possession.

Non-violent
September 26 Chittagong District

A court in Chittagong District jailed three militants of JMB for 14 years in two cases filed in connection with hurling bombs at judges in two courtrooms in 2005.

Non-violent
September 28 Dhaka city

Police recovered two grenades in an abandoned bag in Dakkhinkhan area of Dhaka city. An officer of DMP said Neo-JMB militants were seen using such kind of explosives earlier.

Non-violent
September 30 Jamalpur District

RAB arrested a militant of JMB in Jamalpur District. The arrestee was identified as Moktarul Islam (21).

Non-violent
October 3 Dhaka city

RAB arrested a female militant of Neo-JMB from Chawkbazar in old part of Dhaka city. The arrestee, Sadia Amin (21), is a member of Neo-JMB's one of the two operational units, Brigade Ad-Dar-e-Kutni.

Non-violent
October 9 Jessore District

Police recovered three suicide vests and a number of maps from a Neo-JMB den in Jessore District after a female militant who had been holed up in the building overnight surrendered.

Non-violent
October 10 Narayanganj District

RAB arrested two militants of JMB in Siddhirganj and Fatulla areas of Narayanganj District. The arrested were identified as Mohamad Shahadot Hossain alias Amir Hamja (22) and Mohamad Samrat Mia alias Hurer Khoje (21).

Non-violent
October 12 Narayanganj District

RAB arrested two militants of Neo-JMB in Tarabo area of Narayanganj District. The arrestees are Mamunur Rashid alias Mamun (34) and Ismail Hossain (29).

Non-violent
October 18 Dhaka city

Two suspected militant recruiters of Neo-JMB were arrested from Sabujbagh and Wari areas in Dhaka city. The arrestees are Mohammad Gias Uddin (34) and Mohammad Liton (34).

Non-violent
October 22 Tangail District

Police arrested a militant of JMB from Alenga area in Tangail District. The arrested was identified as Abul Kashem (22).

Non-violent
October 23 Jessore District

Police arrested Mozaffar Hossain, a 'regional organiser' of Neo-JMB in a raid on a suspected militant den in Jessore town of Jessore District. Police recovered five litres of acid, 150 detonators, 25 packets of explosive gel and a large amount of grenade-making equipment in the raid.

Non-violent
October 29 Chapainawabganj District

RAB in a drive arrested three militants of Neo-JMB from Balabona village of Chapainawabganj District. RAB also recovered a pistol, one magazine, three bullets, 1.1 kilogram explosive substances and three books on jihad from their possession.

Non-violent
October 30 Jhenidah District

RAB arrested a militant of Neo-JMB in Arappur Bus Stand area of Jhenidah District who was charge-sheeted in a case filed over the 2015 attacks on two mosques inside Bangladesh Navy's Issa Khan Base in Chittagong District.

Non-violent
October 31 Dhaka city

RAB arrested four militants of JMB including a pilot of Bangladesh's national flag carrier Biman Bangladesh Airlines for plotting to carry out sabotage with aircraft.

Non-violent
November 2 Mymensingh District

RAB arrested a militant of JMB from Trishal area of Mymensingh District. The arrestee is identified as Jahangir Alam alias Shrabon alias Abu Saam (24).

Non-violent
November 6 Dhaka city

A Dhaka court sentenced four militants of JMB to 12 years' rigorous imprisonment in a case filed for possessing grenades and explosives in August 2007.

Non-violent
November 16 Naogaon District

In Naogaon District, Police raided a house at Nawduli village in Atrai upazila and arrested five Neo-JMB militants. Police recovered two foreign-made pistols, 13 rounds of bullets, electronic devices, explosives and grenade making materials from their possessions.

Non-violent
November 16 Chapainawabganj District

In Chapainawabganj District, Police arrested Neo-JMB militant Shamim Prokash alias Abdullah alias Abdur Rahim (27) from Gomostapur upazila. Police recovered one pistol, two magazines and eight rounds of bullets from his possession.

Non-violent

 

Note:Compiled from news reports and are provisional.

 

 

 

 

 
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