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Security tight as one million join Islamic gathering in Bangladesh

More than a million Muslims massed near Dhaka for the biggest annual Islamic event after the hajj pilgrimage amid tight security following a wave of bombings by extremists, officials said. Bangladeshi authorities assigned a record 22,000 troops to guard the three-day World Muslim Congregation — Biswa Ijtema — which began at Tongi near the capital, officials said on Friday. “Over a million devotees from home and abroad have already arrived in the Ijtema and thousands more are pouring in from all corners of the country every hour,” Colonel Manikur Rahman, head of security of the congregation, told AFP. Full Story

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