Bangladesh, Pakistan, and Iraq. At least 50 dead. And that’s just this morning. At least 38 by suicide bombing. Good thing Islam is a religion of peace and forbids suicide, or I suppose the death count would be much higher. From CNN, :
(CNN) — A suicide bomber has killed eight people and wounded 50 others in the central Bangladeshi town of Netrokona, officials said….
Last week, three blasts in two towns killed 14 people. An explosion killed at least one person and injured 10 others at a police checkpoint in Gazipur, near a group of attorneys protesting an earlier suicide bombing. (Full story)
That blast, at the Gazipur court library, and another in the port city of Chittagong killed at least 13 people and wounded scores of others. Police said last week they had detained a total of 97 people in connection with the explosions.
Authorities believe all the incidents, including Thursday’s, are linked to the banned Islamic militant group Jamaatul Mujahedin Bangladesh (JMB) — a group, police say, has a suicide squad of 2,000 members.
JMB is dedicated to establishing Islamic rule in Bangladesh, promising to attack court officials and buildings, administrative targets, cultural organizations, non-governmental organizations and what it calls liberal democratic political organizations.