• Taliban chief killed in US drone attack: Afghan spy agency

    Afghanistan's spy agency says Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour is killed in a US bombing raid, the first confirmation from regional officials of his death, which marks a potential blow to the resurgent militant movement.

  • RU teacher killing: Unknown people sued, ‘IS claims responsibility’

    Police say they have found similarities between the murder of RU teacher Rezaul Karim Siddiquee and the killings of blogger and secular activists, pointing to the use of sharp weapons to cause heavy damage from rear. Slain professor's son sues anonymous people for the murder, which, US-based SITE Intelligence Group says, was claimed by militant group Islamic State.

  • Panchagarh

    3 JMB, Jamaat men held over Debiganj priest killing

    Police have claimed detention of three people in connection with the Debiganj temple attack in Panchagarh where a Hindu priest was killed and a devotee shot yesterday. Two among them are said to be members of banned militant outfit JMB and the other a Jamaat-e-Islami activist.

  • Ankara bomb attack: Death toll rises to 28

    At least 28 people are killed and 61 wounded Wednesday by a car bomb targeting the Turkish military in the heart of the capital Ankara, the latest in a string of attacks to shake the country.

  • Hasina very strong leader in fight against terrorism: US envoy

    The United States has highly appreciated Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s strong leadership role in fighting terrorism, and hoped that Bangladesh will continue to demonstrate its ‘strong commitment’.

  • 19 dead in Somalia restaurant attack

    Somalia's Islamist Shebab militants killed at least 19 people when five gunmen detonated a bomb before storming a popular seaside restaurant in the capital Mogadishu.

  • 6 killed in India air force base attack

    Four gunmen and two guards are killed when unidentified militants attack an Indian Air Force base near the Pakistan border in an apparent challenge to attempts to revive a dialogue between the nuclear-armed neighbours.

  • Taliban suicide blast kills 21 in Pakistan

    At least 21 people are killed and dozens wounded when a Taliban suicide bomber on a motorbike crashed into the main gate of a government office in the northwest Pakistan town of Mardan.

  • Ctg JMB den busted: 3 held with sniper gun, army suits

    Two days into the unearthing of a key hideout of banned outfit Jama'atul Mujahideen Bangladesh, crackdown on JMB regional commander's den in Chittagong yields high precision semi-automatic sniper rifle, 13 sets of military uniform, explosives and ammunition, police say. The three militants arrested are said to be senior students of Chittagong University.

  • Autopsy verifies dead youth as bomber

    As police sue two unknown assailants over the Bagmara Ahmadiyya mosque blast in Rajshahi, autopsy report confirms the dead youth as one of the attackers. None of the attackers have been identified yet and none held.

  • 15-hour raid on 'JMB den'

    In a 15-hour crackdown in a militant den on the capital's Mirpur, detectives yesterday seized 16 improvised grenades, other ingredients, including power gel enough to make over 200 bombs and grenades, and a suicide vest, police said. Six youths, aged between 20 and 30, were said to be arrested during the raid at two apartments on the top floor of a six-storey building in Shah Ali area. Two of them are key operatives of banned militant outfit Jama'atul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) and the four others are suspected militants, detectives said, but did not disclose their identities.

  • Mirpur raid: How explosives were disposed

    Law enforcers disposed at least 16 crude bombs seized from a Mirpur building during an operation to capture militants today.

  • Suicide vest, grenades found at ‘JMB den’, 7 held

    In key raid in Dhaka’s bustling Mirpur suburb, cops bust a militant den and seize huge quantity of improvised grenades, plastic explosives and suicide vest. Seven – 3 of them confirmed as JMB militants – are detained after failed attempt to scare away cops by blasting the grenades.

  • Ugly clashes at anti-Islam rallies in Australia

    Ten Australians have been arrested in nationwide protests involving both anti-Islam and anti-racism groups.

  • IS threatens to attack Washington, other countries

    Islamic State in a video threatens to attack Washington warning that the countries taking part in air strikes against Syria would suffer same fate as France.

  • First attacker identified from Paris carnage

    French police identify first of seven gunmen who killed at least 129 people in a wave of carnage claimed by Islamic State group, as international investigators stepped up their probes into Paris's worst ever attacks.

  • Islamic State video threatens France a day after Paris attacks

    Islamic State releases an undated video threatening to attack France if bombings of its fighters continue, a day after gunmen and bombers killed at least 140 people in Paris.

  • Girl’s hand blown off in Chuadanga blast

    A schoolgirl sustains injuries in an explosion when her father is allegedly making bombs at their residence in Jibannagar upazila of Chuadanga.

  • 'JMB commander' killed in grenade blast: Cops

    A man, whom police identified as the commander of Chittagong unit of banned militant outfit Jama'atul Mujahideen Bangladesh, is killed in a grenade explosion hours after his arrest with firearms and ammunition, according to the law enforcers.

  • New kind of violence undid BCB plans

    Ultimately it was the killing of an Italian national in Dhaka by unknown perpetrators that is believed, within the BCB, to have led to Australia calling off their tour of Bangladesh.

  • Australia wrong to cancel tour

    Australia were "overly sensitive" to postpone their tour of Bangladesh over security concerns, says Pakistan Cricket Board president Shahryar Khan.

  • Australian players

    Australia postpone Bangladesh tour

    Australia cricket team’s short tour for two Tests in Bangladesh is scrapped after high-level meetings regarding danger of militant attacks during the series.

  • Australia’s tour: Hope dims further

    Bangladesh tour of Australia is in limbo as Cricket Australia sent back Test cricketers to state teams to train ahead of a domestic one-day tournament.

  • Australia tour of Bangladesh may be scrapped

    Australia's cricket tour of Bangladesh could be scrapped within days amid heightened warnings from Britain and the United States about the likelihood of militant attacks.

  • Doubts mount over Australia's tour

    Australia's tour of Bangladesh appears increasingly in danger of being cancelled, with Cricket Australia's security team on their way home to brief players and the board following a series of meetings in Bangladesh over the past two days.

  • Australia delay tour for 'security concern'

    Australia's Test tour of Bangladesh is in doubt after Cricket Australia delayed the departure of its team due to increased security concerns.

  • 2 ‘militants’ held with arms, explosives in Cox’s Bazar

    Rapid Action Battalion claim to have arrested two militants with firearms and explosives in Cox’s Bazar Sadar upazila.

  • 2 Ansarullah Bangla Team men on 5-day remand

    A Dhaka court places two members of banned Islamist outfit Ansarullah Bangla Team on a five-day remand each in connection with the blogger Niladri Chattopadhyay Niloy murder case.

  • 3 lawyers ‘indirectly involved’ in funding extremism: Prosecution

    Prosecution claims that the three lawyers, who were arrested over funding Islamist extremism, confessed before a court in Chittagong about their involvement in the act.

  • Bangla Bhai’s ‘adviser’ held in Rajshahi

    Law enforcers claim arrest of an adviser of the notorious Bangla Bhai, ex-chief of the now banned militant Jama'atul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB).