al Qaeda in the Indian subcontinent
We went to Dhaka, where secular bloggers, writers, and publishers are being targeted with brutal methods aimed at suppressing free speech.
Almost 100 alleged militants from al Qaeda and Lashkar-e-Jhangvi were arrested, including three commanders. Several were apparently in the advanced stages of planning a jail break.
Secular writer Ananta Bijoy Das is the third blogger to be killed in Bangladesh in as many months. Writers say Islamists in the country are waging a campaign of terror against bloggers.
Law enforcement authorities are determining the authenticity of the group's claims that it murdered an atheist blogger and others.