Seven arrested after 105 policeman fall ill at World Cup

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Police have arrested seven people following a raid on a restaurant after 105 policeman on World Cup security duty fell ill on Tuesday.

The policemen, who included more than a dozen from the elite Rapid Action Battalion, started vomiting after eating food supplied by a local contractor.

"We have taken the matter very seriously and the incident is being investigated," Bangladesh State Minister for Youth and Sports Ahad Ali Sarkar said in a statement today.

The incident took place on the eve of the first quarter-final between Pakistan and West Indies.

Bangladesh imposed top level security for World Cup teams after the West Indies' team bus was stoned following a group game in Dhaka this month.