Hundreds of Bangladeshi border guards have returned to their
headquarters in the capital following a revolt against army officers
last week that left at least 78 people dead.
Emergency workers continue to search for the bodies of about 70 army officers who remain missing.
On Sunday, a government minister (Syed Ashraful Islam) announced
plans to form a special tribunal to prosecute those responsible for the
killings. Most of the victims of Wednesday's attack were army officers
who were shot and bayoneted.
Bangladeshi security forces have arrested hundreds of border guards who
allegedly took part in the mutiny. Authorities say they intend to file
murder charges against some 1,000 paramilitary troops.
Bangladesh's director of military intelligence (Army Brigadier General Mahmud Hossain) says
the army is angry about the killings, but that those emotions are
tempered because of expectations the government will punish the
Bangladeshi officials say Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has asked the United States for assistance from the FBI (U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation) as Bangladesh probes the revolt.
Amid fears of reprisals against the border guards, army chief General
Moeen Ahmed asked for calm, and pledged his forces' support for Prime
Minister Sheikh Hasina's government.
Slain family members of some of the army officers also were found at the mass graves in Dhaka (the capital), inside the headquarters compound of the mutinous guards.
The rebels laid down their weapons late Thursday after Sheikh Hasina
vowed to look into their grievances, which include demands for better
A three-day period of mourning for victims of the border guards' mutiny began Friday in Bangladesh.