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Terrorism

STRANGER THAN FICTION

Are terror and delusion new names for politics

Thinking aloud about the ongoing killing of innocent civilians in Bangladesh by political goons and law enforcers for “democracy” is not over-emphasising the crisis. The cycle of mindless killing of unarmed civilians, including children, elderly and women, which was resumed early this month, is not a new phenomenon. It's the continuation of the old conflict between the two political parties, which has been going on for the last 30-odd years. Supporters of the rival political parties—Awami League (AL) and BNP—behave...

4 more Burdwan blast suspects held

4 more Burdwan blast suspects held

India’s National Investigation Agency (NIA) today arrested four more people in connection with the Burdwan blast, official sources said. Dalim Sheikh, Matiur Rahman, Habibur and Giasuddin were picked up from Birbhum, Nadia and Murshidabad districts of West Bengal, reports our New Delhi correspondent. The arrestees had allegedly played a key role in carrying out the...

Secret world of IS training camps

Secret world of IS training camps

Hamid Ghannam’s first day at an Islamic State (IS) training camp was intense. Very early on the morning of 13 August, he picked up his packed clothes and walked quickly to the main street in his village to meet three of his cousins, reports The Guardian. As with many of IS’s young members, he...

‘Criminal’ killed in Comilla ‘gunfight’ with Rab

‘Criminal’ killed in Comilla ‘gunfight’ with Rab

An alleged criminal was killed in a “gunfight” with members of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) in Daudkandi upazila of Comilla early today, police said. Rab alleged Soleman Uddin Jisan, 32, son of late Abu Bakar from Laxmipur Sadar upazila, died in the gunfight around 4:00am, our Comilla correspondent reports quoting Anamul Haque, a sub-inspector...

Palestinian stabs 7 in Tel Aviv attack: Officials

Palestinian stabs 7 in Tel Aviv attack: Officials

A Palestinian stabbed and wounded seven people on a Tel Aviv commuter bus and in the street in a morning rush-hour attack on Wednesday before he was shot by a security officer as he fled, Israeli officials said. It was the first Palestinian attack reported in the Israeli commercial capital since a soldier was...

Jihadist admits terror offences

Jihadist admits terror offences

A jihadist who faked his death so that he could return to the UK undetected has admitted four terrorism offences. Imran Khawaja admitted preparing for acts of terrorism, attending a camp, receiving training and possessing firearms in a hearing last year. The case has only become reportable after his cousin admitted assisting his return from...

IS threatens to kill Japan hostages

IS threatens to kill Japan hostages

The Islamic State group threatened to kill two Japanese hostages unless it receives a $200 million ransom within 72 hours, but Tokyo vowed Tuesday it would not give in to "terrorism". IS has murdered five Western hostages since August last year, but it is the first time that the jihadist group -- which has...

4 IS militants on 5-day remand

4 IS militants on 5-day remand

A Dhaka court today placed four Islamic State militant group leaders including its ‘Bangladesh coordinator’ on a five-day remand. Metropolitan Magistrate Mizanur Rahman passed the order after the Detectives Branch of police produced them before the court with a 10-day remand. Earlier in the day, Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) claimed arrest of the four Middle...

Hands of petrol bomb makers, throwers should be burnt: PM

Hands of petrol bomb makers, throwers should be burnt: PM

Issuing again a strong warning against terrorism and militancy in the country, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today said the hands of those who make and hurl petrol bombs should be burnt so they can feel the agony of the burn victims. "I am very depressed at the news of burning of a pregnant woman whose baby died in her womb due to throwing of petrol bombs by the terrorists of BNP-Jamaat. The hands of those who make and hurl petrol bombs should be burnt after their arrest so that they can feel the torment of the burning," she said. "I know that there are some "atels" (so-called intellectuals) who would criticise...

Hollande hails 'reborn' Charlie Hebdo

Hollande hails 'reborn' Charlie Hebdo

French President Francois Hollande has insisted Charlie Hebdo and its values will survive, after the new edition of the satirical weekly sold out in hours. "Charlie Hebdo is alive and will live on," Hollande said. Millions more copies of the magazine are being printed because of demand. It comes a week after Islamist gunmen murdered 12...

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