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Bangladesh: Local Awami League Leader Held in Student’s Horrific Death

Bangladeshi police took in a local ruling party leader for questioning Friday, as authorities expanded their probe into alleged attempts to cover-up the murder of a madrassa student who was set on fire after accusing her principal of sexual abuse. The death of Nusrat Jahan Rafi, 18, has shaken the Muslim-majority nation, provoking protests and […]Read More

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Suspected Leader of Bangladesh Terror Outfit Arrested in India

A top operative of a Bangladeshi militant group and suspected mastermind of an explosion at the Buddhist holy site of Bodh Gaya earlier this year has been arrested in southern India, the National Investigation Agency said Tuesday. An NIA team arrested Mohammed Jahidul Islam, 38, in Ramanagara, near Bengaluru city in the southern state of […]Read More

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Bangladesh Police Arrest 27 Suspected Gays at Community Center

Bangladeshi police stormed a community center outside Dhaka early Friday and arrested 27 men – mostly students between the ages of 18 and 20 – on suspicion of being gay, officials told BenarNews Friday. Maj. Monjur Morshed, a camp commander of the elite Rapid Action Battalion (RAB), said members of his team raided the Chhayaneer […]Read More

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Bangladesh: Gunfire, Blasts Heard as Police Surround Suspected Militant Dens

Extremists hurled grenades at officers and shots were fired as police encircled two of three suspected militant dens in northeastern Bangladesh, where security forces moved in late Wednesday to flush them out, authorities said. The police operations targeting militant hideouts in two locations in Moulvibazar district and a third one in Comilla district came a […]Read More

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Bangladesh: 5 Alleged Militants, Child Die During Police Raids

A boy and five suspected militants were killed Thursday during two raids by police in southern and eastern Bangladesh, officials said. The counter-terrorist raids were the deadliest since 12 suspects were killed during a series of police operations near Dhaka on Oct. 8. Thursday’s killings brought to at least 46 the total number of alleged […]Read More

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Bangladesh Groups Plotting Attacks in India: Intel Report

Operatives of two Bangladeshi militant groups have infiltrated India and together are plotting attacks in major cities including the Indian capital, according to a classified intelligence report accessed by BenarNews. Members of the Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) and Harkat-ul-Jihad-al-Islami (HuJI) extremist groups crossed the border into northeast India, and have formed a joint team that is […]Read More

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Bangladesh: ‘Mastermind’ of Attacks on Hindu Temples, Homes Arrested

A politician from Bangladesh’s ruling party was arrested Thursday on suspicion of orchestrating the ransacking of Hindu temples and homes by Muslim mobs in the eastern part of the country in October and November, police said. Police suspect the Awami League’s Dewan Atiqur Rahman (alias Ankhi), an elected chairman of the Haripur Union Council – […]Read More

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Death Toll From Bangladesh Packaging Factory Fire Rises to 21

The death toll from the boiler blast and ensuing fire at a garment packaging factory in Bangladesh has risen to 21. MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The fire broke out at the five-story Tempako Packaging Factory in Tongi early in the morning after a boiler exploded, the Bangladesh News website said. Dozens suffered burns, with one person […]Read More