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Boko Haram unrest: Nigerian militants 'kidnap 100 villagers'

Boko Haram unrest: Nigerian militants 'kidnap 100 villagers'

Militants have stormed a remote village in north-eastern Nigeria, killing at least 33 people and kidnapping at least 100, a survivor has told the BBC. He said that suspected Boko Haram militants had seized young men, women and children from Gumsuri village. The attack happened on Sunday but news has only just emerged, after survivors...

130 Bangladeshi 'slaves' rescued from jungle in Thailand

130 Bangladeshi 'slaves' rescued from jungle in Thailand

A total of 130 Bangladeshis have been rescued after being abducted and shipped to Thailand to be sold as slaves. The men were promised well-paid jobs, before being drugged, bound and kidnapped. The government in Thailand say they are trying to fight the slave trade, but have been accused of "dragging their heels" on the...

Attempt to kidnap DRU president

Attempt to kidnap DRU president

Unidentified miscreants allegedly tried to kidnap the president of Dhaka Reporters' Unity (DRU) from capital's Bijoy Sarani crossing today. Failing to abduct, the kidnapers allegedly threatened Shahed Chowdhury, also city editor of the Bangla daily Somokal, to kill him. Shahed was on his way to the office of BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia in Gulshan from the DRU office to attend an iftar party. The miscreants in a private car stopped the microbus in which Shahed was travelling in around 6:30pm near Bijoy Sarani. They tried to drug Shahed out of the microbus but failed as the passersby came forward to help him. Shahed immediately informed the matter to the high officials of police. Moniruzzaman, officer-in-charge...

Israel vows to find killers of teenagers

Israel vows to find killers of teenagers

Israeli leader Benjamin Netanyahu has vowed to find those behind the kidnap and murder of three teenagers hitchhiking in the occupied West Bank. He also promised strong action against Palestinian militant group Hamas, which he blamed for the killings. Hamas denies any involvement. Thousands turned up to the funeral of the three youths on Tuesday...

ABDUCTION BY SOMALI PIRATES

7 Bangladeshi sailors return

7 Bangladeshi sailors return

Seven Bangladeshi sailors, who were released by Somali pirates after three and a half years of their abduction, returned home this morning. On their arrival at the Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka, Shipping Minister Shahjahan Khan and State Minister for Foreign Affairs Shahriar Alam received them around 8:40am. The Bangladeshi crew disappeared along with...

Man rescued from DU dorm 13 hrs after abduction

Man rescued from DU dorm 13 hrs after abduction

Police today rescued a mobile recharge shop owner from Dhaka University's Jagannath Hall, 13 hours after he was abducted by a group of people allegedly led by deputy sports secretary of BCL central committee. The victim was identified as Farhad Islam, 25, owner of Farhad Telecom at Fakirerpool in the capital. He hailed from...

Trader rescued in Jurain two days after kidnap

Two days after his abduction from Bangshal, police rescued an automobile spare parts trader at Jurain in Dhaka early yesterday and arrested five of the alleged kidnappers. Monirul Islam, joint commissioner of Dhaka Metropolitan Police, said they, acting on a tip off, raided a house in Jurain around 5:00am and rescued Abdul Hakim, 50. Hakim had been tortured in captivity. Police arrested Mohammad Rana, 25, Shamsuddin Ahmed, 24, and Mohammad Hridoy, 20, at the house and Nishi Begum, 26, and Bhagya Rani,...

N'ganj city councillor kidnapped

Ward Councillor Nazrul Islam and his four associates were abducted in Narayanganj today.     Following the incident, followers of the councillor vandalised at least 12 vehicles at Signboard area on Dhaka-Narayanganj link road and blocked it for half an hour. Police and Rab dispersed them by charging batons. Nazrul Islam, councillor of ward-2, and his associates -- Tajul, Swapan, Liton and Jahangir, Nazrul's driver, were kidnapped from Adalatpara area around 1:45pm. They were leaving the court area after Nazrul, former general secretary of...

Man held for ‘attempting’ to kidnap RU student

Man held for ‘attempting’ to kidnap RU student

Police today arrested a man for his alleged attempt to kidnap a student of Rajshahi University introducing himself as a member of Detective Branch of police. The arrestee was identified as Uzzal Hossain, 30, of Mirzapur in Rajshahi city, reports our RU correspondent. Victim Nuruzzaman, a third year student at statistics department, said Uzzal and...

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