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  • Police kill ‘mastermind’ of July bakery attack

    BANGLADESHI police said yesterday they were hunting more extremist leaders after shooting dead the suspected mastermind of last month’s Dhaka bakery massacre.

    Security forces stormed a militant hideout outside Dhaka on Saturday, killing three suspected Islamists including...

    Monday 29th Aug 2016

    posted by Morning Star in World

  • Blogger murder suspect arrested

    BANGLADESH: Police said yesterday they had arrested a leading suspect behind last year’s killing of writer and blogger Faisal Arefin Deepan in October last year.

    Moinul Islam Shamim was arrested late on Tuesday in the Tongi area just outside the capital Dhaka.

    Police said...

    Thursday 25th Aug 2016

    posted by Morning Star in World

  • Bangladesh: Two arrested over jihadist restaurant seige in Dhaka

    POLICE arrested two men in the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka yesterday in connection with last month’s deadly restaurant siege carried out by jihadist extremists in which 20 hostages were killed.

    British man Hasnat Karim and University of Toronto student Tahmid Hasib Khan were...

    Friday 5th Aug 2016

    posted by Morning Star in World

  • Bangladesh: Police kill 9 suspected jihadists in Dhaka raid

    POLICE in the Bangladesh capital Dhaka raided a five-storey building yesterday, killing nine people they referred to as suspected jihadi militants.

    Evidence indicated that they were likely to be from the banned local group Jumatul Mujahedeen Bangladesh (JMB), said police commander AKM...

    Wednesday 27th Jul 2016

    posted by Morning Star in World

  • Bangladesh: Extremists kill 3 in attack on massive Eid festival

    BANGLADESHI extremists attacked police guarding the country’s biggest Eid festival yesterday, killing three people and wounding 14.

    At least five militants launched the assault in the town of Kishoreganj with small bombs before setting upon them with “sharp weapons,”...

    Friday 8th Jul 2016

    posted by Morning Star in World

  • Bangladesh: Murderous ‘Isis’ attackers identified as posh boys

    SEVERAL of the Bangladesh cafe hostage-takers were identified yesterday as affluent former public schoolboys.

    Posts on Facebook identified the men, pictured on an Islamic State (Isis) website grinning in front of a black flag, as Nibras Islam, Rohan Imtiaz, Meer Saameh Mubasheer,...

    Tuesday 5th Jul 2016

    posted by Morning Star in World

  • Bangladesh: Hunt starts for men behind massacre

    Police probe possible links behind bakery attackers and Isis

    Monday 4th Jul 2016

    posted by Morning Star in World

  • 4 face execution for 1971 war crimes

    FOUR men were sentenced to death yesterday by a special war-crimes court for killing, torture, arson and looting during Bangladesh’s independence war against Pakistan in 1971.

    The court said that the four had been involved in the deaths of nine people, but only one suspect,...

    Wednesday 4th May 2016

    posted by Morning Star in World

  • Bangladesh: PM pledges gay activist’s killers will face justice

    BANGLADESHI Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina Wazed has vowed to prosecute assailants who stabbed to death a gay rights activist and his companion on Monday.

    The banned al-Qaida affiliated Ansar-al Islam group claimed responsibility in a Twitter message yesterday for what it called a...

    Wednesday 27th Apr 2016

    posted by Morning Star in World

  • No trouble for England in win over Bangladesh

    by Our Sports Desk

    Captain Charlotte Edwards led the way with a half-century as England began their World Twenty20 campaign with a comfortable 36-run win over Bangladesh yesterday.

    Having opted to bat first, Edwards cashed in with 60 in 51 balls, her 11th 50 in the...

    Friday 18th Mar 2016

    posted by Morning Star in Sport