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Bangladeshi police question almost 50 in bombing probe

[JURIST] Police in Bangladesh have detained almost 50 people for questioning after a series of over 100 bombs exploded across the country [AP report] on Wednesday, killing two and injuring over 100. The near-simultaneous bombings took place outside government buildings and court houses in almost every major city in Bangladesh. Police say leaflets from a banned Islamic group, Jumatul Mujahedin, were found at the scene of each bombing. The group advocates an Islamic rule for the largely Muslim nation instead of its current secular government. In a statement [text] Wednesday, UN Secretary General Kofi Annan denounced the attacks and called for calm and restraint. AP has more.

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