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Countering Jihadist Militancy in Bangladesh

With political polarisation reaching historic highs and local jihadist groups forging links with transnational movements, new forms of militancy threaten security and religious tolerance in Bangladesh.

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The government should reinforce the capability of law enforcement agencies and the judiciary, and build political consensus on tackling the menace.

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Two groups, Jamaat-ul Mujahideen Bangladesh and Ansarul Islam, dominate Bangladesh’s jihadist landscape today.

Attacks since 2013 have targeted secular activists, intellectuals and foreigners, as…

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