Bangladesh: Police have detained nearly 70 suspected militants following the latest bomb attack which took the number of people killed by suspected suicide bombers to 28 in three weeks, including judges, lawyers and policemen. At least 150 people have been wounded.
Bangladesh is the world’s third-most-populous Muslim country after Indonesia and Pakistan.
State Minister for Home Affairs Lutfuzzaman Babar said last month that Islamists had formed a 2,000-strong suicide squad to press home their demands for a sharia-based Islamic state.(reuters)