Rebel Troops in Bangladeshi Capital Surrender

By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 26, 2009 12:47 PM CST
Army soldiers sit atop a tank parked in the streets in Dhaka.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – Mutinous border guards in the Bangladeshi capital of Dhaka laid down their weapons today, ending the uprising that started yesterday and claimed at least 20 lives, the BBC reports. “All the rebel troops have surrendered with their arms,” a government spokesman said, and urged rebels outside the capital to do the same. The bodies of 9 officers of the border guard have been found, and many more are missing. (Read more Bangladesh stories.)