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Bangladesh sentences 8 Islamists to death over 2001 attacks

DHAKA - A Bangladeshi court sentenced to death eight members of an outlawed Islamist militant group in connection with a series of bomb attacks 13 years ago that killed 10 people, lawyers said on Monday.

 

The Islamists, including the head of the militant group Harkat-ul Jihad Islami (HUJI), were found guilty over the attacks during the traditional celebrations of Bengali New Year in the capital on April 14, 2001.

 

Six others were sentenced to life in jail. (Reuters)