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14 Islamists jailed over 2005 blasts

Wednesday 09-08-2017 - 11:41 PM
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The Bangladeshi court jailed 14 Islamists over 2005 blasts
Dhaka - A Bangladeshi court on Tuesday jailed 14 Islamist extremists for their roles in a deadly series of coordinated bomb attacks in 2005.

At least two people were killed and hundreds wounded in the blasts orchestrated by the Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB), an outlawed Islamist group also blamed by authorities for last year’s deadly attack on a Dhaka cafe. 

The court in the central district of Tangail sentenced all 14 accused to 20 years in jail, although only 10 were present, the court inspector told AFP.

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