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Bangladesh hangs three Islamist extremists for UK envoy attack

Mufti Abdul Hannan was one of those hanged.

By: Sarwar Alam

Bangladesh hanged three Islamist extremists including the leader of a banned militant outfit on Wednesday, after they were sentenced to death over a 2004 grenade attack on the then British ambassador. The explosion at a 14th century Sufi shrine in the northeastern city of Sylhet killed three people and injured the British high commissioner at the time. Mufti Abdul Hannan, the head of Harkatul Jihad Al Islami (HuJI) and two associates were sentenced to death in 2008 over the carnage, with Bangladesh’s highest court upholding the sentences last month. “They were hanged at 10 pm (1600 GMT),” Home Minister Asaduzzaman…

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