Bangladesh: ‘New Neo JMB cell behind remote bomb’


The Improvised Explosives Device that went off at a traffic police box in Chattogram’s Sholoshahar on Friday was detonated by remote control.

A separate cell of the IS-inspired militant outfit Neo JMB carried out the attack. The IED was powerful enough to kill people, officers said.

“The IED made by the outfit was equipped with a remote control circuit and battery, and they used tiny metal balls as splinters,” said a high official of Counter Terrorism and Transnational Crime (CTTC) unit of Dhaka Metropolitan Police.

But the device didn’t cause massive damage because of a flaw in its design, the official said, requesting anonymity.

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Source: The Daily Star