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Terrorists' cannon fodder

Terrorists' cannon fodder

A principal objective of terrorists is to immobilise their targets and the people by the suddenness of their actions like stealthy attack in public areas with bombs or firearms, random killing, arson or vandalism of public property. The actions are preplanned but the places or targets are chosen at random. These are hallmarks...

BGB to use firearms on petrol bomb carriers

BGB to use firearms on petrol bomb carriers

The paramilitary Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) has decided to use firearms on petrol bomb carriers on sight with the number of lives lost in political violence, especially in arson attacks, rising everyday. “BGB men will injure one person carrying petrol bombs to save many who might suffer burn injuries once the attack is made....

Man held with 1,000 bullets, firearms in Dhaka

Man held with 1,000 bullets, firearms in Dhaka

Detectives detained a man along with three firearms and 1,000 bullets from Sabujbagh area in Dhaka last night. A team of Detective Branch of police conducted a drive in Sabigbagh area and detained Saifullah Khan with two revolvers and a pistol and 1,000 bullets, according to a text message sent by Dhaka Metropolitan Police. Further detail will be disclosed at a press briefing scheduled to be held at the DMP media centre later in the day, the message said.

25 petrol bombs recovered in Gaibandha

25 petrol bombs recovered in Gaibandha

Members of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) recovered 25 petrol bombs from Gobindaganj upazila of Gaibandha this morning. On secret information, a team of the elite force launched a drive in Boalia area and recovered the 25 petrol bombs in an abandoned condition, said Ashraf Ali, commanding officer of Gaibandha Rab-13. The bombs were kept in...

2 lakh yaba tablets seized

2 lakh yaba tablets seized

Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) early today seized 2.15 lakh yaba tablets and some Tk 19 lakh raiding different places in Chittagong and Gazipur. Five persons, including a ring leader of a yaba smuggling gang, were picked up during the drives, Commander Mufti Mahmud Khan, director at Legal and Media Wing of Rab, said at...

10 held with firearms in Dhaka, police say

10 held with firearms in Dhaka, police say

Detective police today claimed detention of 10 people with firearms and sharp weapons from Mugda and Rampura areas of the capital city Dhaka. They were held with a pistol, three rounds bullets, three machetes, two microbuses and a private car last night, a message from the Detective Branch (DB) issued to the media said. Further...

Arms, ammo seized, 11 arrested

Law enforcers in separate drives have arrested eleven alleged criminals and recovered three firearms, seven bullets and 37 bombs in Meherpur and Chapainawabganj districts. Police arrested cadre of an outlawed party and recovered firearms and ammunition from his possession at Gopalpur village in Mujibnagar upazila of Meherpur early Monday. The 'outlaw' was identified as Shah Jamal Hossain, 42, son of Hossain Ali of the village, reports our Kushtia correspondent. Jamal, accused in five different cases including two for murder, was a top...

Another haul of arms, explosives in Satchhari

Another haul of arms, explosives in Satchhari

For the fourth time in three months, Rapid Action Battalion members recovered a cache of firearms and explosives at the Satchhari National Park in Habiganj's Chunarughat upazila early yesterday. There were 14 sacks of explosives, 112 rocket launchers and 48 chargers of rocket launchers among the weapons, said Mufti Mahmud Khan, director of legal...

Firearms of 2 Nur aides’ seized

Firearms of 2 Nur aides’ seized

Police seized two shotguns and several bullets raiding the houses of two associates of fugitive Narayanganj city councillor Nur Hossain.   Nur is a prime accused of abduction and killing of seven people including Nazrul Islam who was panel mayor of the Narayanganj City Corporation (NCC). Jamal and Nur Uddin, aides to Nur Hossain, were...

3 firearms, 4 crude bombs recovered in Dhamrai

Police in a drive recovered three firearms and four crude bombs from a pick-up van on the Dhaka-Aricha Highway at Bathuli in Dhamrai upazila of Dhaka district early Friday. Mohamamd Humayun Kabir, officer-in-charge of highway police, said noticing suspicious movement of a pick-up van, a team of police challenged the vehicle in Noyadingi area at about 3:00am. Later, police caught the pick-up van at Bathuli and recovered a pipe gun, two pistols, eight rounds of bullet, two sharp weapons and four...

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