(ABNA24) Bangladeshi clerics have issued a fatwa against the killings of minorities and secular campaigners in the mainly Muslim country, where police have arrested over 10,000 people in a crackdown on militancy.
Nearly 50 people have been killed over the last three years in a wave of gruesome attacks by terrorist militants targeting Hindus, Christians, Sufi Muslims, activists and foreigners.
Many were hacked to death with machetes.
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Farid Uddin Masuod, who heads the Council of Bangladesh Clerics, said that more than 100,000 clerics had signed the fatwa, or religious edict, which will be made public on June 18.