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Death toll rises to 30 in Bangladesh revenge attacks

The death toll from revenge attacks in southern Bangladesh has risen to 30 as villagers continued to hunt down pirates and bandits after years of suffering under their campaign of terror, a local official said. “Three more bodies were found from the char (island) areas,” said an official in southern Noakhali town, some 120 kilometers (75 miles) southeast of the capital Dhaka. The other 27 died after being beaten to death by villagers in attacks that started Sunday. Tensions remained high with police and the paramilitary Bangladesh Rifles trying to track down remaining members of the gangs. “They have been directed to continue the operation to flush out the pirates and bandits,” said an official on condition of anonymity on Wednesday. The villagers caught the gangs after they were emerged from their hideouts in deep jungle when a 500-strong police and coastguard team Saturday searched several islands in the Bay of Bengal, off the coast of the Noakhali. Full Story

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