Bangladesh jails 14 Is­lamists over 2005 co­or­di­nated blasts

Kuwait Times - - INTERNATIONAL -

A Bangladeshi court yes­ter­day 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 Ja­mayetul 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, court in­spec­tor An­warul Is­lam told AFP. The JMB set off over 400 bombs across the coun­try in 2005 to press for the in­tro­duc­tion of Sharia law in the Mus­lim-ma­jor­ity but of­fi­cially sec­u­lar coun­try.

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