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Shia militias kill Iraqi Sunnis

Shia militias in Iraq have kidnapped and killed scores of Sunni civilians in recent months, a report by campaign group Amnesty International has said. The killings were in apparent revenge for attacks by Islamic State (ISIS). Amnesty said the militias had been supported and armed by the Iraqi government and operated with impunity. Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, who took office last month, has admitted to previous "excesses" by security forces and vowed to govern for all Iraqis. On Monday, the United Nations warned...

Youth killed while making bomb in Feni

Youth killed while making bomb in Feni

A youth was killed in an explosion when he along with his associates was making crude bombs in Feni Sadar upazila yesterday afternoon. The dead is Nur Nabi, 24, son of Md Ishak of Bathania village. Some youths, including Nabi, were making crude bombs in an abandoned room at Bathania village, said Saiful Haque, additional...

Ebola outbreak: Guinea health team killed

Ebola outbreak: Guinea health team killed

Eight members of a team trying to raise awareness about Ebola have been killed by villagers using machetes and clubs in Guinea, officials say. Some of the bodies - of health workers, local officials and journalists - were found in a septic tank in a village school near the city of Nzerekore. Correspondents say many...

Questions over a 'gunfight'

A man was killed in a “gunfight” between criminals and members of the Detective Branch of police in the capital's Mugdah yesterday morning. The family of the victim, Masud Tarek, 26, a garment worker at Adamjee EPZ in Narayanganj, however, claimed that a group of people introducing themselves as DB personnel had picked him up from his home at Dania in Kadamtali around 3:00am and killed him in a planned way. "There are some complaints against Tarek and we are taking...

2 children killed as villagers clash in Kishoreganj

2 children killed as villagers clash in Kishoreganj

Two children were killed and 20 others injured as rival groups of villagers clashed in Mithamoin upazila of Kishoreganj today. The victims were identified as Chaina, 9, daughter of Urshid Ali, and Mujakkhir, 13, son of Mohammad Ali of Borkanda village, reports our Kishoreganj correspondent. The clash ensued between the two groups over establishing supremacy...

After losing 9 family members in fire, man dies in road accident

After losing 9 family members in fire, man dies in road accident

Yasin Ali, who lost nine of his family members in an arson attack on his house at a Bihari camp in mid-June, was killed in a road accident in the capital’s Mirpur this morning. Witnesses said around 1:45pm a bus from behind hit him while he was trying to get in a local bus. He...

Lighting kills 3 in Chuadanga

Lighting kills 3 in Chuadanga

At least three people were killed and 11 were injured by lightning strike during torrential rains in different upazilas of Chuadanga this morning. The deceased are Sadek Ali, 52, Mandar Ali, 30 and Saidur, 35. The thunderbolt struck during four-hour heavy downpour since 7:00am, reports our Kushtia correspondent. The injured were rushed to different local hospitals. Of...

2 BCL, JCD men killed in gunfight over cricket match

2 BCL, JCD men killed in gunfight over cricket match

A leader of Bangladesh Chhatra League and an activist of Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal were killed in a gunfight between two groups of supporters of a cricket match in Laxmipur Sadar upazila last night. Four were also hit by bullets during the clash occurred at Hajirpara union in the upazila around 9:00pm yesterday. The deceased are:...

HSC examinee shot dead as villagers clash in Sirajganj

A Higher School Certificate (HSC) examinee was killed in a gunfight between two groups of villagers in Sirajganj this evening. Al Kama, 17, died on the spot, reports our Pabna correspondent.   The villagers of Ata Para and Bou Bazar got into a clash over establishing supremacy in the area around 7:00pm, Muktar Hossain, additional superintendent of police in Sirajganj, told The Daily Star.

Nigeria attacks leave '135 dead'

Nigeria attacks leave '135 dead'

Gunmen have killed 135 civilians in north east Nigeria since Wednesday, a senior official from the region has told the BBC. Borno state senator Ahmed Zannah said the killings took place in at least three separate attacks in the state. The attackers are suspected to be from the Islamist Boko Haram movement. At least 1,500 people,...

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