More than 2,500 Suspected Militants Arrested in Bangladesh

June 11, 2016 2:18 PM

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Bangladesh authorities said they arrested 37 suspected jihadists Saturday as part of a nationwide crackdown following a series of deadly attacks on minorities and secular activists.

Police sources said that this bring to more than 2,500 the number of suspected radicals detained after an anti-militant drive was launched across the Muslim-majority country Friday.

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