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  • Two ‘militants’ held at Dinajpur

    Rapid Action Battalion detains two “militants” from Ghoraghat upazila of Dinajpur.

  • Sheikh Hasina

    Shun path of militancy, suicide attacks: PM

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina urges those wasting their lives in suicide attacks to return to the right path.

  • Sitakunda raid: 2 ‘militants’ remanded

    A Chittagong court places two militants on 12-day remand each in connection with four cases filed over Wednesday’s raid at a militant hideout in Sitakunda of Chittagong.

  • Sting reopens Paris' Bataclan hall on anniversary of militant attack

    Rock star Sting headlined a concert in Paris' Bataclan music hall on Saturday to mark the venue's reopening a year after three Islamist militants gunned down 90 revellers in France's bloodiest terror attack.

  • Herat city is home to many famous sites reflecting Afghanistan's rich cultural heritage

    Western tourists attacked in Afghanistan

    Suspected militants attack a convoy carrying foreign tourists in western Afghanistan, injuring six.

  • Video interview of neighbours who saw Dhaka terrorists Tuesday night

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

  • Brazil holds terror suspects

    Brazil hold 10 presumed Islamist militants in isolation cells at a maximum security jail as police comb their computers and mobile phones for information about possible threats to next month's Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

  • NSU professor, 2 others arrested

    Police arrest three persons including a professor of North South University on charges of renting out a flat to Gulshan café attackers without keeping their personal information.

  • Resist terrorism, militancy: PM

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina calls upon the people to be united in resisting terrorism and militancy to establish peace and security in the public life.

  • Keep close watch on children: PM

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina urges all, including parents, teachers and government officials, to remain vigilant about the movement of their children to prevent them from getting derailed.

  • Dhaka attack: Japanese murdered almost immediately

    A Bangladeshi employee at the Dhaka cafe where 20 customers, including seven Japanese, were ruthlessly slain says the Japanese were killed almost immediately.

  • Ramakrishna Mission staff get death threat

    Ramkarishna Mission staff in Dhaka receives death threats through a letter allegedly sent yesterday by militants.

  • 21 ‘militants’ held on 5th day crackdown

    A total of 21 suspected militants are arrested during a special crackdown throughout the country through yesterday, police headquarters say.

  • 26 ‘militants’ among 3,115 held on day 4 drive

    Over 3,100 people have been detained that includes 26 alleged militants during day four of the nationwide crackdown on militants. This brings up the total tally of people held during the anti-militancy crackdown to 11,648 with only 145 among the alleged militants in the last four days.

  • 34 militants among 3,245 held on day 3

    Over 3,200 people are detained countrywide on the third day of the anti-militancy crackdown. Among them only 34 were suspected militants.

  • 48 'militants' among 2,000 new arrestees

    Police arrested 48 more suspected militants on the third day of their countrywide clampdown yesterday, taking the total number of captured “militants” to 85 since the special drive began following Sunday's murder of a top police official's wife by suspected militants in Chittagong.

  • 48 militants among 2,132 held in spl crackdown

    Police have detained 2,132 people including 48 militants throughout the country as part of their week-long special crackdown on militants.

  • 37 ‘militants’, 3155 others held in spl crackdown

    Police claimed to have detained 37 militants and 3155 others in different cases across the country during the last 24 hours till this morning, on the second day of the nationwide crackdown on militants in the wake of recent killings.

  • Special drive against militants from tomorrow

    Police will launch seven-day clampdown on militants and criminals across the country in the wake of recent murders, which law enforcers think are works of militants. The decision came at a meeting at Police Headquarters in Dhaka.

  • 3 'militants' killed in 'shootouts'

    Four people, three of whom suspected militants, were killed in three separate “gunfights” between “their cohorts” and law enforcers in Dhaka, Rajshahi and Brahmanbaria yesterday.

  • Slain Christian trader’s tenant remanded

    A court in Natore placed a man on a two-day remand this morning in a case filed in connection with the killing of a Christian grocer in Baraigram upazila of the district.

  • Opinion: Militants throw a new challenge

    The militants seem to have set their eyes higher this time by targeting the dear of a police officer who is said to have played a key role in combating militancy.

  • Islamic State kills dozens of its own in hunt for spies

    In March, a senior commander with the Islamic State group was driving through northern Syria on orders to lead militants in the fighting there when a drone blasted his vehicle to oblivion.

  • Mahmuda Khanam Mitu

    Militant link suspected in murder of SP’s wife: CMP

    Hours into the killing of a police official’s wife in Chittagong city, police say they suspect militant link to the murder. Motorbike riding assailants reportedly stabbed and shot dead Mahmuda Khanam Mitu near to her residence.

  • Wife of police super shot dead in Ctg

    Motorbike riding assailants reportedly stab and shoot dead wife of a police officer in Chittagong city, police say. Law enforcers are probing link of militants with the murder.

  • 20,000 children trapped in Iraq's Fallujah: UN

    At least 20,000 children are trapped in jihadist bastion Fallujah under siege by Iraqi forces and face shortages and forced recruitment as fighters, the UN Children's Fund says.

  • IS hits back as army moves into Falluja

    Militants from the so-called Islamic State have launch a dawn counter-attack as Iraqi government troops push into the city of Falluja.

  • Blames on opposition encouraging militants: Khaleda

    BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia says that militants are being encouraged as the government is trying to blame the opposition for the recent gruesome killings.

  • Abu Sayyaf releases Canadian hostage beheading video

    Abu Sayyaf of the Philippines has releases a video of Canadian hostage John Ridsdell being beheaded by their militants. The harrowing 52-second video shows four militants and Ridsdell in jungle surroundings.

  • militant killing

    Motion Timeline: 29 killings in 4 years

    Since 2013, at least 29 secular activists, publishers, minorities and advocates of free thinking have been killed in grisly attacks, which are believed to be works of militants. Trial for only one such brutal attack has been completed so far.