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1 killed, 3 critical as lorry crashes into Pabna house

1 killed, 3 critical as lorry crashes into Pabna house

A teacher died and three of his students critically injured after a fuel laden lorry veered off the road and crashed into a house in Santhia upazila of Pabna this evening. The deceased was identified as Nazrul Islam allies Saiful, 30, a teacher of Dhopadah Dakhil madrasa, reports our Pabna correspondent. Among the five, the...

Turkey migrant boat sinks killing 24

Turkey migrant boat sinks killing 24

At least 24 people have been killed and scores are missing after a boat said to be carrying migrants sank off the north coast of Istanbul, officials say. The accident took place at the confluence of the Bosphorus and the Black Sea. A large rescue operation is now reported to be under way. The nationality of...

Child killed in Narsingdi clash

Child killed in Narsingdi clash

A child was killed and at least five others were shot during a clash between two criminal groups to establish supremacy in Narsingdi town this morning. Swapan Mia, 12, a pedestrian, died on the spot when he was shot on the head, our Narsingdi correspondent reports quoting KM Abul Kashem, officer-in-charge of Narsingdi Sadar Police Station. The victim was a factory worker, the OC said. Supporters of Bhuiyan Sohel and Shafiq group locked into in a gunfight in Chaitalpara area around 11:00am over establishing supremacy in the area, police sources and witnesses said. The injured people are: Shafiq group’s chief Shafiq, 35, pedestrian Beauty Saha, 33, Swapan Saha, 33, Shawkat, 42, and Shahadat...

Sectarian attack kills 8 Shias in Pakistan

Eight Shia members of Pakistan's ethnic Hazara minority were killed, and one wounded, yesterday, after gunmen opened fire on a bus in the volatile province of Baluchistan, police said. No one immediately claimed responsibility. Lashkar-e-Jhangvi, a radical Sunni militant group, has carried out many gun and bomb attacks on Hazaras in the past. The men were returning from a vegetable market when gunmen intercepted the bus. "Two gunmen boarded the bus and shot the men," police officer Imran Qureshi told Reuters. All...

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...

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