Bangladesh mutineers lay down arms

Border guards who mutinied over pay accept government amnesty as 50 reported dead.

    The state law minister said 50 officers had
    been killed in the mutiny [AFP]

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    "We heard that the casualties were kept at a hospital inside the compound," he said.

    Fifty women and children who had been stranded at the BDR headquarters when thousands of guards mutinied against their superiors over pay, were freed as the guards surrendered their arms.

    The mutineers agreed to lay down their arms after Sheikh Hasina, the prime minister, met a group of them at her residence on Wednesday and offered them amnesty.

    The prime minister also pledged to look into their demands for better pay.

    SOURCE: Agencies


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