Three Islamist extremists are hanged over a 2004 grenade attack on British envoy in Bangladesh

The leader of a banned Islamist extremist group and two of his aides have been hanged for a grenade attack targeting a British high commissioner 12 years ago.

Mufti Abdul Hannan, the head of Harkatul Jihad Al Islami and his two HuJI associates were sentenced to death in 2008 over the carnage, with Bangladesh’s highest court upholding the sentences last month.

The explosion at a 14th century Sufi shrine in the northeastern city of Sylhet killed three people and injured the ambassador Anwar Choudhury – a Bangladeshi-born British diplomat who has since become the UK’s ambassador to Peru.

I bet Iqra Khalid and family are busted up about this.