New Delhi : Bangladesh security officials have detained 24 suspected militants at the Zia International Airport at Dhaka when they were about to board a plane bound for Kabul.
The army-led joint forces with the help of police detained all of them, all aged between 15 to 20 years, for their suspicious movements before taking boarding pass for a Dhaka-Delhi-Kabul flight of the private GMG Airlines, Doordarshan news website reported here quoting Bangladesh immigration sources.
The suspected militants were interrogated by the taskforce team at an undisclosed place shortly after their arrest.
Immigration officials said the suspects, who were to board a plane bound for Afghanistan, could not give any satisfactory answers about the purpose of their visit.
“We suspect they might have links with militant groups, otherwise, why should they travel to war-torn Afghanistan,” an immigration official was quoted as saying.