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Militants 'kill 60' in ambush on Iraq prison convoy

Militants 'kill 60' in ambush on Iraq prison convoy

Suicide attackers have mounted a bomb and gun attack on a prison convoy in Iraq, killing 51 prisoners and nine police officers, security sources say. Roadside bombs exploded as the convoy was taking the prisoners from the town of Taji to the capital, Baghdad, justice ministry and medical sources told Reuters. Gunmen opened fire and...

Suicide car bomb kills 21 in Iraq

Suicide car bomb kills 21 in Iraq

A suicide bomb has killed at least 21 people in the Iraqi capital Baghdad, police and medical officials have said. At least 13 civilians were killed in the attack, which took place at a police checkpoint at the entrance to the Kadhimiya district. Many of those killed were reportedly on their way to a Shia...

Overnight attacks in Iraq kill 16

Overnight attacks in Iraq kill 16

Attacks overnight in two Iraqi cities killed at least 16 people, officials said Monday as authorities struggle to stop the Sunni militants' offensive that has left huge areas in northern and western Iraq outside of government control. In one of the attacks, mortar rounds rained down on Shiite neighborhoods in the town of Mahmoudiya...

15 return from restive Iraq

15 return from restive Iraq

Rasu Sheikh could not believe his eyes as he saw his son walking towards him at Shahjalal International Airport yesterday. After being held captive for weeks in Tikrit of Iraq, Selim Sheikh returned home and got reunited with his father. Sixty-year-old Rasu could barely hold back his tears as he hugged Selim. “I can't express...

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Migrant workers stage sit-in for compensation

Migrant workers stage sit-in for compensation

Returning from Iraq with empty hands, 19 Bangladeshi workers today staged a sit-in in front of Ministry of Expatriates' Welfare and Overseas Employment since this morning, demanding compensation from their recruitment agencies. The workers along with eight others went to Iraq through four Bangladeshi recruitment agencies between January and March last year to work...

15 freed Bangladeshis return home from Iraq

15 freed Bangladeshis return home from Iraq

Fifteen Bangladeshi workers, who remained captive by rebels in trouble-torn Iraq for 24 days, returned home this morning. This is the first batch, who returned from Iraq under Bangladesh government’s arrangement since the unrest began in the country following severe internal conflicts involving different forces, said Bodier Rahman, deputy secretary of Expatriates Welfare and...

Bombings in Baghdad kill 24

Bombings in Baghdad kill 24

A series of bombings, including three over a span of less than 10 minutes, killed at least 24 people across Baghdad on Saturday, shaking the fragile sense of security the capital has maintained despite the Sunni militant offensive raging across northern and western Iraq. The attacks are among the most significant in Baghdad since...

31 return home from war-torn Iraq

31 return home from war-torn Iraq

Thirty one more Bangladeshi workers today returned home from Iraq on security grounds as the war-torn country is facing conflicts. A flight of Qatar Airline carrying the migrants landed at the Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport around 6:00am. The returnees were working for ‘Bismaya New City Project’ 25 km away from Baghdad, the capital of Iraq....

5,500 civilians killed in Iraq this year: UN

5,500 civilians killed in Iraq this year: UN

Violence in Iraq has killed more than 5,500 civilians over the first six months of the year, the UN said Friday in a new report that documents the massive humanitarian toll of an ongoing Sunni militant offensive in the country. The Islamic State extremist group and other Sunni insurgents seized control of the city...

38 more back home from Iraq

Thirty-eight more Bangladeshi workers returned home from Iraq yesterday as the internal conflicts involving different forces rage on in the war-torn country. A Qatar Airways flight brought back the Bangladeshis who had been working at “Bismaya New City Project" of Hanwha Engineering and Construction, a South Korean company, in the southern part of Baghdad. Earlier in the month, 68 Bangladeshi workers of the company returned in two phases quitting their jobs on security grounds. “As there is no sign of an end...

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