Members of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) arrested seven members of new militant group ‘Din for Extreme’ from near a mosque in Kazir Deuri area of the port city on Friday.
Mimtanur Rahman, assistant director (media) of Rab-7, claimed that ‘Din for Extreme’ is associated with Islamic State militant group.
The arrestees are Mahiuddin Tamim, Afzal Imran, Daud Nabi Palash, Chowdhury Mohammad Ridwan, Mohammad Faruk, MM Dewan Zafar and Muntasir Rahman.
Being informed that a new extremist group was carrying out their activities in the area, a team of Rab conducted a drive there and arrested them, said the Rab official.
They also recovered some books containing Islamic statements, three laptops and two motorcycles from their possession.