Militancy | The Daily Star
  • Militants active again

    We applaud the preemptive drive by police forces on Wednesday that resulted in the recovery of grenades, bomb making materials and cleavers.

  • 'Suicide bombers kill 26 at Iraq wedding celebration'

    At least 26 people are killed and 25 are injured as two suicide bombers attack a celebration being held the night before a wedding north of Baghdad, a police officer and a doctor say.

  • Cops to write to home ministry to ban Ansar-Al-Islam

    Law enforcers are to write to the home ministry to take necessary steps to ban militant outfit Ansar-Al-Islam, an alleged Bangladesh chapter of al-Qaeda in the Indian Sub-Continent.

  • 4 female JMB members on 4-day fresh remand

    A Dhaka court places four female members of banned militant outfit Jama'atul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) on a four-day fresh remand in a case filed under the Anti-Terrorism Act.

  • Jamaat, ISI behind terrorism in Bangladesh: Inu

    Information Minister Hasanul Haq Inu alleges that Jamaat-e-Islami and Pakistan’s intelligence agency Inter-Services Intelligence are involved in terrorist activities in Bangladesh.

  • ‘No national unity with BNP’

    The ruling Awami League-led 14-party alliance leaders turn down any possibility of forging a national unity with BNP-led alliance for stamping out militancy from the country.

  • 2 ‘Huji men’ held in Dhaka

    Police Bureau of Investigation claims to have arrested two leaders of banned militant outfit Harkat-ul-Jihad-al-Islami (Huji) including its Narayanganj regional commander in Dhaka’s Jatrabari area.

  • Law Minister Anisul Huq

    Don’t appear for any ‘militants’, Anisul to lawyers

    Law Minister Anisul Huq urges the lawyers not to appear before any court on behalf of the militants in any case filed against them.

  • RU hands over list of 30 ‘absent’ students to cops

    Rajshahi University (RU) authorities hand over a list of 30 students of different departments who remained “absent” for a long time.

  • Emajuddin made personal comment on Jamaat: Fakhrul

    BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir terms Prof Emajuddin Ahmed’s comment on severing ties with Jamaat as his personal one.

  • 5 ‘militants’ held in Dhaka

    Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) detains five alleged members of newly formed militant outfit Al Ansar (Huji), including its chief coordinator, from Dhaka’s Hazaribagh area.

  • Dhaka raid militant Abdullah’s aide held in Dinajpur

    Detectives arrest an allegedly close aide of Abdullah, one of the militants killed in Dhaka raid, from Nawabganj upazila of Dinajpur.

  • Man held in Singapore for promoting violence, radicalism, and IS

    A Singaporean who actively spread radical ideology online and helped radicalise at least two other citizens is detained under the Internal Security Act in Singapore.

  • No negative message from foreign businessmen, companies: Tofail

    The recent killing incidents of foreigners will not have any bad impacts on business in Bangladesh as the foreign businessmen have no plan to leave the country, Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed says.

  • Dhaka raid: Cops identify 7 militants

    Police disclose the identities of seven among the nine militants who were killed in an anti-terror raid in Dhaka’s Kalyanpur area yesterday.

  • BNP discusses militancy issue with diplomats

    Diplomats of different missions in Bangladesh hold a meeting with BNP leaders at the party’s chairperson’s office at Gulshan in Dhaka this afternoon to discuss militancy issue and present political situation in the country.

  • Dhaka militants changed dress after Fazr prayers when they saw end coming

    The militants who were killed in gunfight with the law enforcers early morning Tuesday change their dress after the Fazr prayers and wore black punjabis, says a neighbour who observed the militants time to time from around midnight till dawn from an adjacent building.

  • Dhaka raid militant Rouf missing ‘NSU student’

    One of the militants killed in gun battle during Dhaka raid in Kalyanpur has been identified as a "missing student of privately-run North-South University". However, confusion has arisen over identity of another militant as two families are claiming the same body.

  • Gain skills in using modern technology to combat terrorism: PM

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina directs all the security forces to earn expertise in using modern technology alongside receiving training to fight terrorism and militancy.

  • Gulshan attack a stain on country's image: PM

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina says the Gulshan terror attack and subsequent incidents were carried out by a quarter with vested interest aimed at maligning the bright image of Bangladesh as 'a role model of development' which the country has earned over the years through persistent endevour of her government.

  • From music lover to ‘militant’

    Here is more about a music lover turned militant Tahmid Rahman Safi, who was the first person to appear in a video in Bengali allegedly released by the militant group Islamic State.

  • Cop narrates surreal scenes of terror in Sholakia

    The attackers were hesitant to cross the checkpoint and suddenly there was an explosion. Some members of the police team fell to the ground. Seconds later, there was another explosion. With firearms in one hand and a machete in the other, the attackers later tried to make their way to the road that leads to the Sholakia ground.

  • Iraqi men mourn over bodies after they lost five members of their family in a suicide bombing that ripped through Baghdad's busy shopping district of Karrada

    Anger over security as Iraqis mourn 200 dead in Baghdad bombing

    Iraqis mourn more than 200 people killed in a Baghdad suicide bombing claimed by the Islamic State group and accused the government of not doing enough to protect them.

  • Shinzo Abe

    Fate of 7 Japanese hostages still unknown

    Of the eight Japanese citizens who were taken hostage by gunmen at Holey Artisan Bakery in Dhaka, one was rescued, a top official says in Tokyo. Japan was unable to contact the seven, Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary Koichi Hagiuda told reporters.

  • US State Department Spokesman John Kirby. Photo: AP

    IS link not confirmed yet: US

    The US State Department says it “cannot yet confirm” the link of Middle-east-based terror group Islamic State (IS) with the hostage crisis at a restaurant in Bangladesh capital Dhaka though the group reportedly claimed credit for the attack.

  • Babul Akter

    SP Babul Akter freed after 'interrogation'

    SP Babul Akter has been freed hours after he was picked up by police for quizzing in connection with brutal murder of his wife in Chittagong on June 5.

  • Crossfire is not the answer to militancy

    We cannot but express our total dismay at the rising number of deaths of suspects in police custody.

  • Crossfire to hide govt link with secret killings: Khaleda

    BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia alleges the law enforcers are getting people killed in the name of crossfire in an attempt to hide the fact that government is linked with secret killings.

  • Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal

    Arrest not politically motivated: Home minister

    Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal says that no one has been detained in the ongoing crackdown against militancy with any political motive.

  • Opinion: Anti-militancy drive and the mockery

    Banned outfit Hizb-ut Tahrir pasting posters through Dhaka poses questions to the quality of the anti-militancy drive. Are the cops serious about this drive? If so, how can a bunch of militants openly paste posters in the city without getting caught?