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Bangladesh Executes Three Militants Convicted For 2004 Blasts

Bangladesh executed three militants on Wednesday who were accused of a grenade attack on the British ambassador in 2004. Bangladesh President turned down their clemency pleas a few days ago.

Bangladesh executes three Islamists convicted for 2004 blasts

The Bangladesh Supreme Court upheld death sentences for these three militants. One of militant is Mufti Abdul Hannan, the head of the Harkat-ul Jihad Islami group.

The terrorises were convicted and sentenced to death in 2008 for the attack. The attack took place on May 21, 2004, after Friday prayers in the northeastern district of Sylhet.

The execution took place amid a spate of militant attacks in Bangladesh with at least three attacks targeting police late last month claimed by the Islamic state.

Last month, suspected militants attempted to free Mufti Abdul Hannan by hurling bombs on a police van carrying him.

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