34 killed in Bangladesh after death sentence to Islamist leader

Dhaka: At least 34 people were killed in Bangladesh in a wave of violence on Thursday as Islamists reacted furiously to a ruling that one of their leaders must hang for war crimes during the 1971 independence conflict. At least 23 of them were shot in clashes between police and protesters that erupted after Delwar Hossain Sayedee, the Jamaat-e-Islami party’s vice president, was found guilty of war crimes, including murder, arson and rape.

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