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  • Militant jumps building

    'Militant' jumps off building to escape interrogation

    A suspected militant sustained injury after jumping off the fourth floor of a building on Dhaka's Minto Road yesterday, to escape interrogation while on remand.

  • Bangladeshi held in Malaysia for ‘militant link’

    Malaysia detains 15 suspected Islamist militants, including a Bangladeshi national, police says.

  • 2 'Neo JMB' leaders held

    Police yesterday claimed to have arrested a key financier of a militant group and an arms supplier for Gulshan café attack in 2016.

  • Slain militant Nafis Ul Islam

    Father disowns body of Nakhalpara ‘militant’

    The father of Nafis Ul Islam, who was killed along with two others at a “militant den” in Dhaka’s Nakhalpara, says he will not receive the body of his son for burial.

  • Gulshan Attack: 'Arms supplier' left den 2 days before raid

    Hadisur Rahman Sagor, one of the most wanted suspects in last year's Gulshan café attack, left a militant den in Ghop Nawapara area of Jessore just two days before police busted it yesterday.

  • 'Model to militant'

    Once a young model, Imam Mehedi Hasan turned into a militant leader about two years ago, claimed Rab.

  • ‘Ansarullah militant’ held in India

    A Bangladeshi national, who is suspected to be a member of banned militant outfit Ansarullah Bangla Team (ABT), is detained in Muzaffarnagar district of India’s Uttar Pradesh.

  • ‘Militant’ arrested in Baghmara

    Police in a special drive arrest a member of banned militant outfit Jagrata Muslim Janata Bangladesh (JMJB) from his residence in Baghmara upazila of Rajshahi.

  • Ex-boxing champ steers young Belgians away from jihad

    He was one of the best middleweight boxers of his time and is now a Belgian lawmaker, but Bea Diallo says he understands what turns youngsters to the dark side.

  • James Anderson

    Anticipation high for England

    The Tigers are going through gruelling training sessions and eager to return to Test cricket.

  • Cricket: Eng still to decide on Bangladesh tour

    England will not make a decision on whether to go ahead with a tour of Bangladesh later this year until a security probe of the country has been completed, assistant coach Paul Farbrace says.

  • ‘Arms making factory’ busted in Comilla, 3 held

    Rapid Action Battalion says they have busted an “arms making factory” in Comilla Sadar upazila and detained three people with some firearms making equipment.

  • Orlando nightclub shooting: Who were the victims?

    The victims of the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando, Florida, are being identified by the US authorities and their names released once their families have been told. So far, 36 of the 49 killed have been named: 32 men and four women aged between 19 and 50.

  • ‘Euro 2016 in France could be terror target’

    The US has warned that the Euro 2016 football championship being held in France next month could be a target of militant attacks.

  • 4 Bangladeshis found guilty of financing terror in Singapore

    Four Bangladeshi workers detained in Singapore last month are found guilty of financing terrorism. Two others have denied the charges brought against them.

  • 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.