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Bangladesh top extremist shot dead

File Photo of Bangladesh security personnel stand guard at the entrance of the special court – AFP

Bangladesh police said Tuesday they had killed the chief of Jamayetul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB), an extremist group accused of murdering secular activists and inspiring a cafe siege that killed 22 people. Khorshed Alam, described as the “emir” of Bangladesh’s deadliest Islamist outfit, was gunned down early Tuesday morning in the northern town of Shibganj, police spokesman Sonaton Chokraborty said. “He died before we could bring him to hospital,” Chokraborty told AFP of the 38-year-old militant. (AP)

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