Bangladeshi police say they have arrested a prominent Islamic leader in connection with last week's spate of bombings across the country.
Police say Maulana Fariduddin Masood was detained at the main airport in Dhaka Monday night. Officials link him to the outlawed Islamic group known as Jamayetul Mujahedin, suspected by police of involvement in the hundreds of near-simultaneous bomb attacks. Two people were killed and 100 others injured. Police are now looking for the leader of the group, Shaikh Abdur Rahman. The attackers left behind leaflets with the group's name and a call for following Islamic law in Bangladesh. Police say they have arrested more than 130 people and that many of them said they were members of Jamayetul Mujahedin and that Shaikh Abdur Rahman was their leader.