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Security forces arrested five members of the banned group Hizb-ut-Tahrir who are suspected of plotting with some members of the military to overthrow the government and impose sharia law.
The Bangladesh Army said that in December it foiled a plot by 16 Islamist officers to overthrow the government of Prime Minister Hasina. The army statement blamed Bangladeshi expatriates and Hizbut Tahrir as well as "religiously fanatic army officers."
Counterterrorism forces from the Rapid Action Battalion captured the emir of the Harkat-ul-Jihad-al-Islami Bangladesh and two operatives in the Kishoreganj district. Maulana Mohammad Yahiya took control of HUJI-B earlier this year.
Police arrested Maulana Sheikh Farid, the top Harkat-ul-Jihad-i-Islami Bangladesh leader. Farid has been linked to a string of attacks in Bangladesh, and fought with the Taliban during the 1990s.
The Jamaat ul Mujahideen Bangladesh threatened to kill Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and bomb a prison if its associates are not released from jail. Four of the six top leaders of the MB were captured in 2005 and executed in 2007.