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Sunday, 8 May 2016
Bangladesh: Sufi Muslim murdered by suspected extremists
So-called Islamic State have said they carried out many of the attacks, but the authorities deny the group is active in the country.
A Bangladeshi militant group affiliated to al-Qaeda, Ansar al-Islam, has also said it carried out some of the killings.
The government denies it has not done enough to stop the killings and has blamed all the attacks on opposition parties or local Islamist groups. It has been strongly criticised for not being able to prevent the violence or bring perpetrators to justice. Opposition parties deny the claims.
Bangladesh has myriad extremist groups and there have been few convictions.