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  • 3 Bangladeshi brothers held in India for 'ABT link'

    Three Bangladeshi brothers, suspected to have links with militant group Ansarullah Bangla Team, have been arrested by the Anti-

  • ‘Ansarullah militant’ held in India

    A Bangladeshi national, who is suspected to be a member of banned militant outfit Ansarullah Bangla Team (ABT), is detained in Muzaffarnagar district of India’s Uttar Pradesh.

  • Now confusion over arrest of Mukul's relative

    Two days after Mukul Rana was kidnapped in Jessore on February 23 by persons identifying themselves as “Detective Branch members”, his brother-in-law went to the DB headquarters to enquire about him but got arrested, family alleges.

  • A little groundwork too much to ask?

    Should we take what police say at face value? The answer would hardly be in the affirmative anymore, especially after what has unfolded since Sunday's police briefing on a “shootout” victim they introduced as Sharif.

  • 'Attacker' of Tutul held

    Police yesterday claimed to have arrested an alleged operative of banned militant outfit Ansarullah Bangla Team (ABT) who they said directly took part in the murder attempt on publisher Ahmedur Rashid Tutul last year.

  • 26 ‘militants’ among 3,115 held on day 4 drive

    Over 3,100 people have been detained that includes 26 alleged militants during day four of the nationwide crackdown on militants. This brings up the total tally of people held during the anti-militancy crackdown to 11,648 with only 145 among the alleged militants in the last four days.

  • 48 'militants' among 2,000 new arrestees

    Police arrested 48 more suspected militants on the third day of their countrywide clampdown yesterday, taking the total number of captured “militants” to 85 since the special drive began following Sunday's murder of a top police official's wife by suspected militants in Chittagong.

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    Inu ‘threatened with death’

    Information Minister Hasanul Haq Inu is anonymously threatened with death through a package containing a shroud, says a ministry official.

  • 6 militants to die for Ashulia bank heist

    Six members of banned militant outfits Jama'atul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) and Ansarullah Bangla Team were handed death sentences by a Dhaka court yesterday for the grisly bank heist in Ashulia in April last year that left eight people dead.

  • Bounty for 6 ABT men

    Releasing photos of six alleged Ansarullah Bangla Team men, the Dhaka Metropolitan Police yesterday put bounties on them

  • Singapore detains 8 Bangladeshis

    Months after deporting 26 “radicalised” Bangladeshi workers, Singapore arrested another eight Bangladeshis who the authorities said were members of a group called Islamic State in Bangladesh (ISB).

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    Motion Timeline: 29 killings in 4 years

    Since 2013, at least 29 secular activists, publishers, minorities and advocates of free thinking have been killed in grisly attacks, which are believed to be works of militants. Trial for only one such brutal attack has been completed so far.

  • Ansarullah man held in Sylhet

    Detectives detain a member of Ansarullah Bangla Team (ABT) in Sylhet in connection with an alleged attack by the militant group during a raid on a flat in Dhaka’s Uttar Badda on February.

  • Cops claim identifying 3 Avijit killers

    Police claim to have identified three persons “who directly took part” in the killing of secular writer and blogger Avijit Roy last year. The three are members of banned militant outfit Ansarullah Bangla Team, according to cops.

  • Militants' den busted in city

    Detectives claimed to have busted an "Ansarullah Bangla Team (ABT) den" in the capital's Mohammadpur early yesterday, hours after a

  • US intel warns of expansion of terror groups in Bangladesh

    The US intelligence chief has said efforts by Bangladesh's prime minister to undermine the political opposition will probably provide openings for transnational terrorist groups to expand their presence in the South Asian country.

  • The real face of Bangladesh - moderate, secular

    For Bangladesh, countering radicalisation is a multi-faceted effort that goes beyond the state. It has an active civil society and media which have come together with the government to address issues that are fuelling terrorism via self-radicalisation within the society.

  • It's not enough

    It was a long battle of a father.

  • 2 get death; 6 others jailed

    A Dhaka court yesterday handed down death penalty to two people and different jail terms to six others, including the chief of banned Islamist outfit Ansarullah Bangla Team, for the killing of blogger Ahmed Rajib Haider almost three years ago. Rajib was an activist of Shahbagh movement and used to write against Jamaat-Shibir and war criminals on different blogs under the pseudo name of Thaba Baba. He was hacked to death near his Mirpur house in the capital on February 15, 2013. The 32-year-old architect was the first secular blogger to have been killed in Bangladesh.

  • Law and order satisfactory, Kamal reiterates

    Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal reiterates his claim that the current law and order situation in the country is satisfactory.

  • Ansarullah behind attacks, DMP suspects

    Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) Joint Commissioner Monirul Islam suspected that banned Islamist outfit Ansarullah Bangla Team is responsible for yesterday’s attacks on two publishers.

  • Oyasiqur murder: Charges against 5 ‘Ansarullah men’ accepted

    A Dhaka court takes cognisance of the charges against five alleged members of Ansarullah Bangla Team in blogger Oyasiqur Rahman Babu murder case.

  • Ananta killing: 5 Ansarullah men on 7-day remand

    A Sylhet court places five members of banned organisation Ansarullah Bangla Team in seven days remand each over the killing of blogger Ananta Bijoy Das.

  • 2 shown arrested in blogger Ananta killing case

    Two members of Ansarullah Bangla Team including a Bangladesh-born UK citizen are shown arrested in blogger Ananta Bijoy Das killing case.

  • Fresh death threats from ‘Ansarullah’

    Banned Islamist outfit Ansarullah Bangla Team allegedly issues death threats to three persons including International Crimes Tribunal’s prosecutor Rana Dasgupta this morning.

  • 5 Ansarullah men to be charged for Oyasiqur killing: DMP

    Detectives will submit charge sheet against five members of Ansarullah Bangla Team and several unknown persons in blogger Oyasiqur Rahman killing case.

  • 2 Ansarullah Bangla Team men on 5-day remand

    A Dhaka court places two members of banned Islamist outfit Ansarullah Bangla Team on a five-day remand each in connection with the blogger Niladri Chattopadhyay Niloy murder case.

  • 3 Avijit killing suspects remanded again

    A Dhaka court places three alleged members of Ansarullah Bangla Team on a fresh three-day remand in connection with the killing of blogger-writer Avijit Roy.

  • 'Ansarullah press release' refutes role in Niloy killing

    Ansarullah Bangla Team has refuted its role in the assassination of blogger Niladri Chattopadhyay Niloy. In a statement published in a website named Jihadology dated August 19, it claimed it has no ties with the Ansar Al-Islam Bangladesh group.

  • Avijit killing: UK citizen, 2 other militants remanded

    A Dhaka court places three militants of banned outfit Ansarullah Bangla Team in seven-day remand in police custody over writer Avijit Roy’s killing.