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Militants planned to use drone: DB

Militants planned to use drone: DB

Militant outfit Ansarullah Bangla Team was on the verge of "making a drone" to carry out bomb attacks on secular personalities and key establishments of the country, detectives claimed yesterday. The outfit's targets included secure government and non-government establishments, secular-minded political and cultural personalities, teachers and journalists, they claimed. The detectives came up with the...

Detectives unearth Ansarullah ‘drone bombing’ plot

Detectives unearth Ansarullah ‘drone bombing’ plot

Militant outfit Ansarullah Bangla Team (ABT) was at final stage of making drone to carry out bomb attacks on political leaders, journalists and secular persons and key establishments of the country, police said today. The disclosure came hours after detectives arrested two ABT operatives at a house in Jatrabari area of Dhaka last night. Once completed, the drone could carry a 20-kilogramme bomb with the capability of destroying a 25-storey building, Monirul Islam, joint commissioner of Dhaka Metropolitan Police, said at a press briefing this afternoon. Tanjil Hossain Babu, 26, and Md Golam Maula Mohan 25 were arrested with a quad chopper drone, equipments  for making the remotely-controlled device and some books...

US allows TV and film companies to use drones

US allows TV and film companies to use drones

The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has granted permission to six television and movie firms, allowing them to use drones to shoot scenes. The groundbreaking ruling reverses previously tight restrictions on the commercial use of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) - also known as drones, within US airspace. But there are restrictions. The UAS cannot operate at...

US drone hits resume in Pakistan

US drone hits resume in Pakistan

The US has resumed its drones programme in Pakistan, with two strikes on militant strongholds in the North Waziristan tribal region overnight. Officials say at least three militants were killed with reports of 16 dead. It comes days after militants attacked Karachi international airport, killing 39 people, including 10 attackers. Washington agreed to suspend its drones...

Drone 'used to carry drugs near prison' in Australia

Drone 'used to carry drugs near prison' in Australia

A man has been arrested for allegedly trying to smuggle drugs into a prison using a drone, Australian police say. The drone was "hovering in the vicinity of a prison" in Melbourne on Sunday afternoon, police said in a statement. The drone appeared to have "four engines" and was carrying "a small quantity of drugs",...

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