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97 held over Bangladesh bombings

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Security officers inspect the Gazipur courthouse after the bombing there.

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(CNN) -- Police have detained a total of 97 people over two days in connection with three bombings earlier this week in Bangladesh, which killed 14 people.

Eighty-five people were detained Friday night, and another 12 on Saturday, according to police headquarters in Dhaka.

Also, the mayor of the city of Sylhet, about 192 kilometers (120 miles) northwest of Dhaka, escaped assassination Friday night after two grenades thrown at him failed to explode, authorities said. And a bomb was discovered at a school east of Dhaka.

On Thursday, Bangladeshi police said they had arrested the suspected bomber believed to be responsible for a deadly explosion that killed at least one person and injured 10 others at a police checkpoint in Gazipur, near a group of attorneys protesting a suicide bombing in Gazipur earlier this week.

The suicide bombing Tuesday at Gazipur's court library and another in the port city of Chittagong killed at least 13 people and wounded scores more, police said.

Authorities believe all the incidents are linked to the banned Islamic militant group Jamaatul Mujahedin Bangladesh.

Journalist Tasneem Khalil contributed to this report

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