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Bomb Attack

Editorial

Extremists regrouping

AUGUST 17 was the 9th anniversary of the countrywide bomb attack that proclaimed the existence of the religious extremists.  We are happy that there has not been any major terrorist activity since August 2004 and much of the credit must go to the proactive measures adopted by the law enforcing agencies, particularly Rab, for anticipating their plans and making timely arrests of members of the extremist groups. However, that is no reason for the government or the other relevant agencies...

Khaleda helped Aug 17 series bomb attackers: Ashraf

Khaleda helped Aug 17 series bomb attackers: Ashraf

Awami League spokesperson Syed Ashraful Islam today alleged that BNP Chairperson and the then prime minister Khaleda Zia was aware of the August 17 countrywide series bomb attacks. "We have evidence that Khaleda Zia was not only aware of the attacks, she also gave all-out support to the attackers and through the attacks, militant...

2 Dinajpur cops hurt in bomb attack by robbers

2 Dinajpur cops hurt in bomb attack by robbers

Two policemen sustained splinter injuries when robbers hurled three crude bombs targeting law enforcers at a local railway station in Parbatipur upazila of Dinajpur this morning. The injured sub-inspectors of Parbatipur Police Station -- Md Sadeque and Md Manik -- were whisked off to the upazila health complex, reports our Dinajpur correspondent. Meanwhile, police arrested...

Nato troops among 16 dead in Afghanistan attack

Nato troops among 16 dead in Afghanistan attack

A suicide bomber has killed 16 people - including four Nato soldiers - in an attack on the outskirts of Bagram air base in north-eastern Afghanistan. Ten civilians and two police officers were also reportedly killed in the attack on a clinic near the largest US base in the country. The attack comes amid tension...

Violence In Iraq

Attacks on Kurds, blasts kill dozens

A car bomb attack and a suicide blast killed 18 people yesterday at a Kurdish political party's office north of Baghdad, as at least nine others died in violence elsewhere in Iraq. Militants have launched major operations in multiple provinces in recent days, killing scores of people and highlighting both their long reach and the weakness of Iraqi security forces. Iraq is suffering its worst violence in years, and with none of the myriad problems that contribute to the heightened unrest...

7 including 6 cops injured in Bogra BCL bomb attack

7 including 6 cops injured in Bogra BCL bomb attack

At least seven people including six policemen were injured in a crude bomb attack reportedly by a faction of Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) in Bogra town this evening. The injured are: Officer-in-Charge (OC) AHM Faizur Rahman, Habilder Shahjahan Ali, constables: Delwar Hossain, Shahriar, Swapon and Ashikur of Bogra Sadar Police Station; and a makeshift...

Tunnel bomb kills 40 Syrian soldiers: Rebels

Tunnel bomb kills 40 Syrian soldiers: Rebels

At least 40 Syrian soldiers were killed on Saturday when rebels detonated explosives packed beneath an army base in Aleppo, activists and rebels said. The Islamic Front, an umbrella rebel organisation, claimed responsibility for the bombing, though the claim could not be immediately verified. A video posted on the internet showed a massive blast sending...

Ramna bombing verdict June 16

Ramna bombing verdict June 16

A Dhaka court has set June 16 for delivering verdict in the Ramna Batamul carnage case. Judge Ruhul Amin of the Second Additional Metropolitan Sessions Judge's Court fixed the date today after conclusion of arguments from the defence. The prosecution, completing its arguments on May 18, demanded capital punishment for the accused. Ten people were killed...

Bomb attack on BNP leader's house

Extortionists hurled two bombs at a BNP leader's house at Pikepur village in Daulatpur upazila early yesterday. Mohsin Ali, organising secretary of Daulatpur upazila unit of BNP, filed a general Diary (GD) with the local police station in this regard. In his GD, Mohsin stated that a local gang demanded Tk 2 lakh from him through mobile phone on May 3. “They launched the bomb attack as I refused to pay heed to their demand,” Mohsin said. Enamul Haq, officer-in-charge (OC) of...

2 hurt as muggers hurl bomb in capital

Two people suffered splinter injuries as muggers blasted a crude bomb and robbed of Tk 1.26 lakh from one of them in the capital's Gulistan area today. Palash (full name could not be known), 55, and Md Foyez, 24, are now undergoing treatment at Dhaka Medical College and Hospital, said Morshed Alam, officer-in-charge of Paltan Police Station. The muggers blasted the handmade bomb and snatched the money from Palash when he was crossing a road in Gulistan around noon, the OC...

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