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'Sajid's wife' trained JMB women in India

'Sajid's wife' trained JMB women in India

Banned militant outfit Jama'atul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) trained its women operatives in India and the wife of prime accused in Burdwan blast case was the chief trainer, detectives said yesterday. Fatema Begum, wife of detained JMB commander Sajid, and three others were arrested with explosives from the capital's Sadarghat area on Saturday, they added.  "Fatema was the chief trainer. She used to train the group's women at Burdwan's Shimulia madrasa which has only 50 students," Joint Commissioner Monirul Islam of Detective Branch told the press yesterday. The three other arrestees --...

JMB trained militants in India, police claim

JMB trained militants in India, police claim

Jama’atul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) trained militants in India, Dhaka police claimed today after four members of the banned outfit, including the group’s women wing chief, were held. Detainee JMB women’s chief Fatema Begum is said to be the wife of Kolkata Burdwan blast prime accused Sajid, Masudur Rahman, deputy commissioner (media) of Dhaka Metropolitan...

Battle turning against IS, says US Gen

Battle turning against IS, says US Gen

America's top general has told US troops in Iraq that momentum is turning against Islamic State militants. Gen Martin Dempsey, on an unannounced visit, called the militants "midgets" but said the battle against them was likely to take years. The US has launched air strikes against IS and has more than 1,000 personnel in Iraq...

Keep country free from militancy

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday sought cooperation from all, including the people of Chittagong, in keeping the country free from all sorts of terrorism and militancy. “We've built a terrorism- and militancy-free Bangladesh, and want to continue this atmosphere in the coming days,” she said. She was speaking after inaugurating the construction work on a 5,200-metre-long and 15-metre wide Muradpur-Lalkhan Bazar Flyover on the CDA Avenue. Hasina said the prime aim of her government was to build a developed and prosperous Bangladesh...

Rise of militancy worries SC judge

Rise of militancy worries SC judge

Voicing serious concern over the rise of militancy in Bangladesh, a Supreme Court judge today said the issue must be dealt without leniency "since it involves the state's security". The concern came during an appeal hearing challenging a High Court bail for Asif Adnan, son of former HC judge Abdus Salam Mamun, who was...

JMB coordinator among 5 held in Sirajganj

JMB coordinator among 5 held in Sirajganj

The main coordinator of the banned militant outfit Jama’atul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) and his four associates were arrested by Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) in Sadar upazila rail station of Sirajganj early today. A huge amount of bomb, sophisticated bomb making materials, Jihadi books and other equipment were recovered from their possession, Major Maksud, deputy...

'TERROR FUND' FROM LONDON

Govt official among 4 sued

Govt official among 4 sued

Chittagong police have sued four people including an education ministry official for receiving Tk 19 crore fund from London for their alleged attempt to strengthen militant activities in the country. The accused are: Abul Kalam Azad, assistant director of Directorate of Secondary and Higher Education; Shahjahan Maijbhandari, general secretary of Maijbhandar Sharif Shahi Mosque...

Another ‘Huji member’ held in Dhaka

Another ‘Huji member’ held in Dhaka

Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) members claimed to have arrested an active member of banned outfit Harkat-ul-Jihad-al-Islami (Huji) from Khilgaon area of Dhaka. The man was identified as Mufti Jubaer Abdullah, alias Sazed Muhammad Foyez, alias Khairul Hasan, alias Noyon, in a text notification Rab issued to the media this morning. Jihadi books, identity cards and photos of militant training sessions were seized from him. There were no further details in the text message. The arrest came three days after Detective Branch of police arrested four active leaders of the banned organisation Huji from Dhaka and Narayanganj.

India hasn't ordered sealing borders, Dhaka says

India hasn't ordered sealing borders, Dhaka says

India has issued no instruction to seal its borders with Bangladesh in the wake of the October 2 grenade explosion at a house in Burdwan district of West Bengal, foreign ministry here said today. The concerned Indian authorities have clarified it in response to a verification made by the Bangladesh government following the recent...

IS ammunition is shown to have US, China origins

IS ammunition is shown to have US, China origins

In its campaign across northern Syria and Iraq, the jihadist group Islamic State (IS) has been using ammunition from the United States and other countries that have been supporting the regional security forces fighting the group, according to new field data gathered by a private arms-tracking organisation. The data, part of a larger sample...

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