DHAKA, Bangladesh 

Police have arrested 13 people in northern Bangladesh for alleged involvement in crimes against humanity during Bangladesh’s 1971 independence war with Pakistan.

The suspects were arrested in separate operations Saturday night and early Sunday in the northern district of Kurigram.

Local police chief Md. Mohibul Islam Khan told Anadolu Agency that security forces had nabbed the suspects after receiving arrest warrants from the International Crimes Tribunal (ICT), a court formed to try alleged war criminals in the country’s independence struggle.

Without confirming the political affiliations of the 13 people, Khan said police would follow legal processes following the

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