Leader of banned Islamist militancy group Jamaatul Mujahedin Bangladesh (JMB)  Siddiqul Islam alias Bangla Bhai was hanged to death on midnight Thursday, according reports on Channel I television.

Militant Siddiqul Islam and Abdul Awal were hanged to death in Mymensingh prison. Another convicted militant - Khalid Saifullah was hanged in Pabna prison around the same time, according to Channel I reports.

The deadbodies of the militants were taken to their respective villages amidst tight security for burial.

All three militants were were earlier convicted and sentenced to death for grenade attacks that killed a number of innocent people, including two judges named Jagannath Parey and Sohel Ahmed in the coastal town of Barisal.

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