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Friday, 29 March, 2002, 09:05 GMT
Pakistan's 'Butcher of Bengal' dies
Pakistan's former army chief Tikka Khan - once known as the Butcher of Bengal for his actions against Bangladeshi separatists - has died after a long illness.

He was 87.

Khan was the military commander in what was then East Pakistan when the military ruler General Yahya Khan ordered a crackdown on the Bengali separatist movement led by Sheikh Mujibar Rahman.

Sheikh Mujib later became the first prime minister of an independent Bangladesh.

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