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Scary recovery

Militant Den Busted in Ctg

Scary recovery

 In an overnight raid yesterday, the Rapid Action Battalion seized a huge cache of explosives and bombs from a militant hideout at Halishahar in Chittagong. The haul includes 150 kilograms of explosives, 76 "powerful bombs" including 22 Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs), 30 kinds of bomb-making materials and 24 shotgun shells. At least 2,000 powerful bombs...

Militants’ den busted in Ctg, 3 held

Militants’ den busted in Ctg, 3 held

Rapid Action Battalion members today said they have busted a “militants’ den” in Halishahar of Chittagong city and arrested three “active militants” along with large numbers of hand bombs and explosives. The elite force recovered 150 kilogrammes of high power explosive material, 76 powerful hand bombs, 24 bullets and training equipment from the den...

33 bombs, explosives seized in Ctg

33 bombs, explosives seized in Ctg

Police seized 33 handmade bombs and bomb making materials in the port city of Chittagong this evening. A youth named Imran, 18, was detained in connection with the recovery in Bandar area. The seized list include 17 firebombs, 16 crude bombs, two kilograms of gunpowder and four kilograms of splinters, said Ranajit Roy, inspector (investigation)...

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Tons keep coming

The second day of the fourth round of the National Cricket League witnessed four centuries as batsmen kept piling on the runs. Former national opener Nafees Iqbal stitched a cautious 108 for Chittagong at the BKSP and helped his side avoid follow-on against Barisal. Facing an uphill task after Barisal posted 597 in their first innings, Chittagong were bowled out for 339. Nafees was the top-scorer. Off-spinner Shohag Gazi was the key wicket-taker for Barisal as he ended up with...

Over 18kg gold seized at Dhaka airport, 2 held

Over 18kg gold seized at Dhaka airport, 2 held

Customs intelligence detained two passengers and seized 161 gold bars, weighing over 18 kilogrammes, from their possession at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka this morning. The detainees -- Shamsuddin, hailing from Chandpur, and Abu Syed, from Chittagong, -- arrived in Dhaka from Dubai by Emirate Airways flight EK582 around 8:30am. On secret information, customs...

Man killed in Ctg crude bomb blast

Man killed in Ctg crude bomb blast

A pedestrian was killed in a crude bomb explosion in the port city of Chittagong this evening. Unidentified miscreants blasted a crude bomb at CNB intersection around 7:00pm, leaving Mohammed Redwan, 50, injured, police said.   Redwan succumbed to his injuries at the Chittagong Medical College Hospital around 9:15pm, Nayek Jahangir Alam of CMCH Police...

Jubo Dal leader held for FB post on PM

Jubo Dal leader held for FB post on PM

Chittagong police have arrested a union-level leader of Jatiyatabadi Jubo Dal, youth front of BNP, on charge of uploading a manipulated image of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. Iftekhar Mahmud Jipson, Juba Dal president of Shinguli union in Mirsarai upazila, was picked up from his Konokchhora village residence around 11:00pm, reports our Chittagong correspondent. Tipped-off, police...

Police unearth plot to attack oil depots

Three Islami Chhatra Shibir leaders were arrested early yesterday by police on charges of planning to attack depots of three state-run oil companies in Chittagong. The arrested are Enamul Kabir, human resources development affairs secretary of Dhaka city Shibir, Md Mostafa, 28, library affairs secretary of Chittagong north Shibir, and Mushfique Abrar, 20, Baitul Mal secretary (treasurer) of Dewan Bazar ward unit of the organisation in Chittagong. Shibir is the student body of Jamaat-e-Islami. A Chittagong court placed the three on...

2 injured in Ctg cocktail blast

Two people were injured in a cocktail blast in Khulshi area of Chittagong city yesterday. Meanwhile, police recovered three cocktails and two petrol bombs from a drain in front of the office of Bangladesh Betar in Dhap-Sagarpara area of Rangpur. In Chittagong, a cocktail blast at a brick and sand shop, Jamal Enterprise, left Shah Alam Manu, 20, and Manir Hossain, 35, injured. Both are receiving treatment at Chittagong Medical College Hospital, according to our Chittagong correspondent. Police said they are investigating...

Militant training camp busted in Ctg, 5 held

Militant training camp busted in Ctg, 5 held

Rapid Action Battalion have busted a militant training camp in Banshkhali upazila of Chittagong and arrested five persons along with large number of firearms and training equipment. Acting on a tip-off, a team of Rab-7 launched a drive in Lotmoni hilly area from Saturday afternoon to 6:00am today and unearthed the training camp, said...

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