Historic Bangladesh papers 'lost'

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The Bangladesh proclamations of independence - drafted on paper during the war against Pakistan in 1971 - have gone missing, officials say.

Officials say it was only discovered they were missing when the government handed over important artefacts to the national archive in April.

The documents were drafted on behalf of imprisoned Bangladeshi independence leader Sheikh Mujibur Rahman in 1971.

Some former government officials say that the independence promulgations could have been lost, removed or destroyed by the military government which seized power in the country in 1975.

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