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Bangladesh Police Find Huge Ammunition Stash

Bangladeshi police have seized more than 62,000 rifle bullets and 114 kilograms of suspected explosives in what they said was the biggest haul of its kind in the country. Police seized the materials hours before an opposition-led strike, called to protest over deteriorating law and order and tax rises, paralyzed much of Bangladesh on Saturday. Police said on Saturday they had found the Chinese-made ammunition and black explosive-like material during raids late on Friday in two hideouts of suspected militants in Bogra district, 90 miles north of Dhaka. “This is the biggest ever haul of illegal ammunition and explosives in the country,” a police officer in the area said. He said police had arrested five people, including the wife of the chief suspect, a local leader of the main opposition party, the Awami League. The officer said most of the material was found hidden in a truck laden with pineapples and the rest close to the party leader’s home. Full Story

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