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Amidst thriving extremism, a school teacher and an IT manager at a Coca-Cola subsidiary unit in Bangladesh have been arrested on charges that they were supporters of the Islamic State and had planned to fight with Isis in Syria. 

Aminul Islam, who worked as the IT head at the International Beverages Private Ltd unit of Coca-Cola, was a regional coordinator for Isis, police told Reuters. 

The second suspect, Sakib Bin Kamal, was a school teacher in Dhaka. 

Both had radicalised at least 25 Bangladeshi youths to join the Islamic State, the police said.

The two were arrested on Sunday night in Dhaka. 

Isis has been gaining increasing support among the youth in Bangladesh, which is already plagued with extremist violence, especially on free-thinking writers, with three bloggers hacked to death in the last few months. 

At least 12 people have been arrested for being involved with Isis.