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Bangladesh Court Sentences 3 Islamic Militants to Death

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A court in Bangladesh has sentenced three Islamic militants to death Sunday for organizing a bomb attack that killed eight people in 2005.

Court officials say one defendant in the case was acquitted.

The attack in northern Bangladesh killed eight people including the bomber and wounded at least 40 others.

At least two of the men sentenced belonged to the banned Islamic group Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen, which is blamed for a series of attacks, including 400 simultaneous explosions throughout the country on August 17th 2005.

The attacks were part of a campaign aimed at forcing mainly Muslim Bangladesh to replace its secular legal system with traditional Islamic law.

More on this from our Dhaka Stringer , Amir Khasru


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