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Casualties Revised in Bangladesh Border Guard Revolt


The army in Bangladesh says only seven army officers are missing after last week's deadly border guard revolt, dramatically revising down the number from 70.

Army spokesman Lieutenant General Sina Ibne Jamali also set the number of army officers killed during the uprising at 56 people. He said 40 army officers were rescued alive.

Some enlisted troops and civilians were also killed during two days of violence, sparked by guards angry about wages and other working conditions.

Earlier Monday, a state funeral was held for 50 of the slain army officers. Coffins draped in military and Bangladeshi flags were carried into Dhaka's main stadium for funeral prayers and a military salute.

Meanwhile, Bangladeshi soldiers are hunting those who fled during the chaos. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has issued arrest warrants for 1,000 people and their accomplices.

Speaking in parliament on Sunday night, Ms. Hasina said the deadline to surrender had passed and that nearly 700 soldiers of the Bangladesh Rifles border guards were already in detention.

Ms. Hasina has asked the United States for assistance from the FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation) and Britain for help from police investigators (Scotland Yard).

Our Dhaka stringer Amir Khasru has sent this interview based report on the causes and impact of this murderous act.

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