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Are militants stronger than law enforcers?

Are militants stronger than law enforcers?

Dr Ajoy Roy stood firm and resolute by the coffin of his son Avijit Roy, the slain writer and software engineer, before his body was handed over to the Dhaka Medical College authorities as a donation in the afternoon yesterday. His son was put to death for following a path he himself has treaded...

Militant Den Busted in Ctg

Scary recovery

Scary recovery

 In an overnight raid yesterday, the Rapid Action Battalion seized a huge cache of explosives and bombs from a militant hideout at Halishahar in Chittagong. The haul includes 150 kilograms of explosives, 76 "powerful bombs" including 22 Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs), 30 kinds of bomb-making materials and 24 shotgun shells. At least 2,000 powerful bombs...

Militants’ den busted in Ctg, 3 held

Militants’ den busted in Ctg, 3 held

Rapid Action Battalion members today said they have busted a “militants’ den” in Halishahar of Chittagong city and arrested three “active militants” along with large numbers of hand bombs and explosives. The elite force recovered 150 kilogrammes of high power explosive material, 76 powerful hand bombs, 24 bullets and training equipment from the den...

Turkey evacuates tomb, troops in Syria incursion

Turkey evacuates tomb, troops in Syria incursion

Turkish forces swept into Syria overnight to rescue about 40 soldiers who had been surrounded for months by Islamic State militants while guarding the tomb of a revered Turkish figure. The Syrian government described the operation as act of "flagrant aggression" and said it would hold Ankara responsible for its repercussions. The action, which involved...

Militants' training centre busted

Militants' training centre busted

Rab has busted a militant training camp camouflaged as a poultry and livestock farm in Banshkhali of Chittagong and arrested five people and seized some firearms and training equipment. Their recoveries include three AK-22 assault rifles, six pistols, a revolver, three locally made guns, 751 bullets of different types and three machetes. There were...

Come home, families urge Syria-bound girls

Come home, families urge Syria-bound girls

Relatives of the three missing London girls believed to be heading to Syria have pleaded for them to come home. Shamima Begum and Amira Abase, both 15, and Kadiza Sultana, 16, travelled to Turkey on Tuesday. It is feared they may be planning to join Islamic State extremists in Syria. Shamima's family said they understood...

Militant training camp busted in Ctg, 5 held

Militant training camp busted in Ctg, 5 held

Rapid Action Battalion have busted a militant training camp in Banshkhali upazila of Chittagong and arrested five persons along with large number of firearms and training equipment. Acting on a tip-off, a team of Rab-7 launched a drive in Lotmoni hilly area from Saturday afternoon to 6:00am today and unearthed the training camp, said...

42 killed in suicide attack by IS militants in Libya

Militants claiming loyalty to Islamic State killed 42 people in suicide car bombings in eastern Libya on Friday, in apparent retaliation for Egyptian air strikes. The three car bombs exploded in Qubbah, a small town near the seat of the official government in what appeared to be another high profile attack by the group after the storming of a Tripoli hotel and the killing of 21 captive Egyptian Copts. On Monday, Egyptian air force jets bombed Islamic State targets in Derna...

2 Bangla speaking girls among 3 teens ‘on way to join IS’

2 Bangla speaking girls among 3 teens ‘on way to join IS’

Fears are growing for the safety of three east London schoolgirls who police believe are trying to cross the Turkish-Syrian border to join Islamic State (IS) extremists. Shamima Begum, 15, Kadiza Sultana, 16 and their unnamed 15-year-old friend flew from Gatwick to Turkey on Tuesday. Police have issued an urgent appeal for help in finding...

19 killed in Pakistan mosque attack

19 killed in Pakistan mosque attack

Three militants have attacked a Shia mosque in the Pakistani city of Peshawar with guns and grenades, killing at least 18 people and injuring dozens. Police and the gunmen exchanged gunfire at the mosque in Peshawar's wealthy Hayatabad district. Officials later said one militant had blown himself up, one had been arrested and another killed in the gunfight. TV footage today showed people running from the scene, some carrying wounded people on their shoulders. Police chief Mian Saeed said the militants stormed the mosque wearing suicide vests. However, only one attacker managed to detonate his.

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