Singapore says arrests 27 Bangladeshi Islamists, deports 26

A combination of undated Singapore's Ministry of Home Affairs handout mugshots of Bangladeshi construction workers who had been arrested for supporting Islamist groups including al Qaeda and Islamic StateSingapore, a wealthy multi-ethnic city state, arrested 27 Bangladeshi construction workers who supported Islamist groups including al Qaeda and Islamic State and deported 26 of them, the government said on Wednesday. Twenty-six were deported, while the last one was jailed for attempting to leave Singapore illegally after hearing of the arrest of the others, the home ministry said. Twelve of the 26 have since been jailed in Bangladesh on "terror charges", Bangladeshi police said.


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