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Rohingya ‘militants’ massacred Hindus: AI


MNA Exclusive Desk: Rohingya militants massacred Hindu villagers during last year’s uprising in Myanmar’s Rakhine, Amnesty International said Wednesday in a report that sheds fresh light on the complex ethnic rivalries in the state, reported news agency. The killings took place on August 25, 2017, the report said, the same day that the Rohingya insurgents staged coordinated deadly raids on police posts that tipped the state into crisis. Myanmar’s military responded to the insurgent raids with harsh reprisals that forced some 700,000 Rohingya Muslims out of the mainly Buddhist country where they have faced persecution for years. The UN says ...

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Seven militants held in Chattogram operation


MNA National Desk: RAB detained seven suspected militants in Chattogram operation, one of whom is an employee of the International Red Cross. The seven were detained in an operation in the Anandabag area near the Kotowali Police Station’s Old Biman Office RAB-7, said Assistant Director ASP Mimtanur Rahman. They have been identified as Md Mohiuddin Tamim (29), Md Afzar Hossain (21), Md Imran Khan (27), Md Daud Nabi Palash (28), Chowdhury Mohammad Ridwan (27), SM Jawad Jafar (26) and Md Muntasirul Meher (26). “They are supporters of international militant organisation IS,” added Mimtanur. “They opened two WhatsApp groups called ‘Deen ...

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Police cordon off two militant dens in Natore


MNA National Desk: Police cordoned off two houses at Harishpur in Natore town on Thursday, suspecting those to be militant hideouts. After initial intelligence indicated the presence of militants armed with explosives, the Detective Branch officers from Bogra along with the Natore police laid a siege to the house. Tipped off, a team of Natore and Bogra police jointly cordoned off the three-storey building, ‘Nargis Garden’, owned by retired joint secretary Amzad Hossain, and another house, owned by Abdus Samad near District Police Lines, said Mizanur Rahman, said police. Police cordoned off whole the area. However, police could not confirm ...

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6 killed during Rajshahi anti-terror drive


MNA Editorial Desk: Five suspected militants and a firefighter were killed in a police drive at an alleged militant hideout in Godagari upazila of Rajshahi. Before setting off a suicide blasts on Thursday morning, the terror suspects speared a fireman to death. Two policemen have been also injured and admitted to the Rajshahi Medical College Hospital. Godagari police said they surrounded the house at Benipur village at wee hours of Thursday after intelligence inputs suggested presence of militants there. Two children have been rescued from the house. Police claimed the deceased are militant Sajjad Ali Mishthu and his wife Beli ...

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PM asks AL activists to help capture militants


MNA National Desk: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has asked the activists of the Awami League to help capture the militants by informing the law-enforcing agencies. “Militancy and terrorism won’t be allowed in Bangladesh. We must maintain our tough stance against those,” Prime Minister told a discussion organized by party’s central committee on the occasion of 98th birthday of the father of the nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman on Saturday. “Bangabandhu dreamt of establishing Bangladesh as Switzerland of the East. We want to materialize the dream of Bangabandhu when the nation would celebrate the birth centenary of the great leader in ...

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Blast Inside Ashkona RAB Camp Left ‘Suicide Bomber’ Dead


MNA Editorial Desk: A blast inside a makeshift camp of the Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) at Ashkona of Dhaka left a ‘suicide bomber’ dead. Inspector General (IG) of Police AKM Shahidul Hoque and RAB spokesperson Mufti Mahmud Khan assumes that militants are involved in this attack. This alarming attack was carried out only a day after raids on two militant hideouts at Sitakunda of Chittagong. Immediately after the attack airports, maritime ports and prisons across Bangladesh was ordered to increase security. Middle East-based radical group Islamic State claimed credit for several previous militant attacks in Bangladesh.  In the case of ...

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Death Penalty to Five Islamist Militants in Kunio Hoshi Killing


MNA Editorial Desk: Death penalty was awarded to five Islamist militants in the 2015 brutal killing of a Japanese national, Kunio Hoshi. A Bangladeshi Court today provided this verdict. Masked assailants riding motorcycles shot 66-year old Kunio Hoshi several times on the morning of Oct 3, 2015 when he was heading to his farm in the country’s northern district of Rangpur. The victim died on the spot. The killing was similar to that of Italian aid worker Cesare Tavella in capital city Dhaka a week earlier. Several attacks on the foreigners spread terror to the foreign nationals working in Bangladesh ...

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Pakistan killed 100 militants after Sufi shrine attack


MNA International Desk: Pakistan says it has killed more than 100 militants in a security crackdown following Thursday’s attack on a shrine that left at least 80 people dead, reported news agency. A suicide bomber blew himself up among devotees at the Sufi shrine in the town of Sehwan. Pakistan has reacted with raids across the country and by lashing out at Afghanistan which it accuses of tolerating militant sanctuaries. Islamic State said it had carried out the attack. In response, some 18 militants were killed in southern Sindh province, where the Sufi shrine is located, and another 13 in ...

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39 killed in Istanbul nightclub gun attack


MNA International Desk: At least 39 people, many of them foreigners, at a nightclub packed with New Year’s revelers, were killed in Istanbul in a gun attack. Officials described this incident as a terrorist act. Police in Istanbul launched a manhunt on Sunday for a gunman who is being said to have committed this act of brutality and sheer violence. According to reports, the gunman shot his way into the Reina nightclub at around 1:15 a.m. (22:15 GMT), just over an hour into the New Year’s Eve, killing a police officer and a civilian as he entered before opening fire ...

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Police suspected Marzan as one of the masterminds


MNA National Desk: The CTTC (Counter Terrorism and Transnational Crime) unit of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) on Friday suspected a person named Marzan as one of the masterminds of the recent militant attacks. Monirul Islam, additional commissioner and chief of the CTTC unit, at a press conference on Friday said that the name of Marzan rose during the inquiry into the Gulshan Holey Artisan Bakery attack case. Earlier the home minister said that Canadian Tamim Chowdhury and sacked army officer major Syed Mohammad Ziaul Haque and more suspected masterminds have been recognized. Monirul also claimed that they came to know ...

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Five soldiers killed in Turkey’s Sirnak


MNA International Desk: Five soldiers were killed and eight were injured in Turkey’s southeastern Sirnak province on Wednesday in an attack supposed to have been carried out by the militants of the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK). Militants blasted explosives on military vehicle passed in Sirnak’s Uludere district. Earlier on July 29, five soldiers were also killed in an attack by Kurdish militants in Turkey’s southeastern district of Cukurca. Soldiers were carrying out a security check on the road near Cukurca in Hakkari province bordering Iraq and Iran when they were attacked by PKK militants. However, the Kurdish–Turkish conflict is an ...

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Police detained Hasnat Karim and Tahmid


MNA Editorial Desk: Former North South University (NSU) lecturer Hasnat Reza Karim and University of Toronto student Tahmid Hasib Khan, two suspected masterminds of the 1 July Gulshan attack, were detained by the police force on Wednesday. “Hasnat was arrested from Gulshan around 8:45pm yesterday, while Tahmid was arrested from Bashundhara residential area in the capital,” said Masudur Rahman, deputy commissioner (media) of Dhaka metropolitan police (DMP). Both have been detained under Section 54 and presented at the court where the police would pursue 10-day remand, the police official also added. Earlier, AKM Shahidul Hoque, the inspector general of police ...

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ISPs threw internet shut down drill


MNA National Desk: ISPs (Internet service providers) and mobile-phone operators have threw a drill to shut down internet services instantly should there be a need for emergency response to militant attacks. The drill happened in a commercial zone of the capital Dhaka around 1am on Tuesday. “We’ve started work.” telecom regulators BTRC Chairman Dr. Shahjahan Mahmood told to media after the drill began. Mobile-phone companies verified their abilities to shut down voice services. “The capacity to close voice call service along with internet connection is being tested,” he said. A special squad of BTRC oversaw the drill. Commercial area was ...

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DMP disclosed identities of seven killed militants


MNA Editorial Desk: Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) has disclosed identities of seven out of nine militants who were killed in exchange of gunfire during a police raid in the city’s Kalyanpur early Tuesday. The DMP issued the identities of the seven militants, including previous three, on its Facebook page at 8:22pm on Wednesday evening. They are: 1) Abdullah, 23, a son of Md. Sohrab Ali of Nababganj in Dinajpur, 2) Abu Hakim Naim, 33, son of Nurul Islam of Kalapara upazila in Patuakhali, 3) Taj-ul-Haque Rashik, 25, son of Rabiul Haque of Dhaka’s Dhanmandi, 4) Akifuzzaman Khan, 24, son of ...

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Law enforcement agencies detained 31 people in Sylhet


MNA National Desk: Law enforcement agencies in a combined drive detained 31 people, including 22 campaigners of Jamaat-e-Islami and its student front Islami Chhatra Shibir for their suspected militant connection, from numerous places in Jakiganj upazila of the Sylhet district on Thursday. Additional Superintendent of Police (ASP) Suggan Chakma said a combined team including members of Rapid Action Battalion-4 (RAB), Armed Police Battalion and Detective Branch of police, led the drive in some areas of the upazila in the dead of night and detained the 31. They also recuperated vast sharp weapons and jihadi (religious uprising) books from their possession. ...

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Family recognized two of killed militants


MNA National Desk: Family members on Wednesday recognized two of the nine suspected militants killed in an operation by law enforcement agency at Kalyanpur on Tuesday. One of them was recognized as Jubayer Hossain, 20-year-old, son of Abdul Kaiyum and Ayera Begum and dweller of West Maizdi in Sudharam upazila of Noakhali district. Jubayer was a second-year honours student of Noakhali Government College. Police said that Jubayer had remained missing since May and he was enlisted on the missing list prepared by Rapid Action Battalion. Jubayer’s father recognized his son from the pictures of the killed militants posted by the ...

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JMB regional head arrested from Gazipur


MNA National Desk: Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) on Thursday said it had arrested four suspected militants, including a top regional head of Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen (JMB), from Tongi of Gazipur. RAB raid a flat in an apartment building in the industrial town of Tongi and detained four members of the Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen (JMB). “Among them was Mahmudul Hasan, the southern regional head of the JMB. He is a top militant trainer,” RAB spokesman Mufti Mahmud Khan told reporters. Law enforcement agency recuperated hand-made bombs and bomb-making ingredients from the house, indicating the militants “were planning to carry out an act of sabotage,” he ...

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NSU suspends arrested pro-VC Ahsan


MNA National Desk: The authorities of North South University (NSU) yesterday suspended the acting pro-VC, Gias Uddin Ahsan, who was arrested on charges of renting out a flat to Gulshan cafe attackers and withholding tenants’ information from the police. The NSU authorities took the action against Gias Uddin Ahsan, dean of the private university’s School of Health and Life Sciences, NSU Vice-Chancellor Prof. Atiqul Islam told to media. On Sunday, the VC at a view exchange meeting with government officials termed militants “cancer” and announced that his university would root it out from the campus through “operations”. Gias Uddin Ahsan, ...

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NSU acting pro-VC detained for sheltering militants


MNA National Desk: Gias Uddin Ahsan, acting pro vice chancellor (pro-VC) of North South University (NSU), has been detained here along with two others for sheltering militants who carried out Bangladesh’s worst terror attack at a cafe in which 22 people were killed by suspected Islamic State militants. Masudur Rahman, deputy commissioner of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP), said “North South University’s (NSU) acting pro-VC Gias Uddin Ahsan was arrested yesterday for renting out a flat to the attackers of Holey Artisan Bakery.” Meantime, Dhaka court has given police eight days to interrogate the acting pro-VC Ahsan. Counter terrorism Unit’s Additional ...

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15 die as Islamist militants attack in Mogadishu


MNA International Desk: At least 15 die as Islamist militants attack hotel in Mogadishu. These people were killed and several others wounded Saturday in an attack carried out by al-Qaida-affiliated militants on a well-known hotel in the Somali capital. Firing echoed around the seaside city after the blast and ambulances raced to the scene.Police Major Ali Mohamed said the death toll included guards, civilians and militants. “We attacked the hotel which was frequented by the apostate government members,” al-Shabaab military operations spokesman Sheikh Abdiasis Abu Musab said. “The operation has now ended but we are still combing the building for ...

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Three militants killed in shootouts


MNA Editorial Desk: Three people suspected as militants were killed in three distinct shootouts between their associates and law enforcers in Dhaka, Rajshahi and Brahmanbaria yesterday. Police claimed the two killed in the capital were Tareque Hasan Milu and Sultan Mahmud Rana, aged between 25 and 40 in shootouts. They were operators of forbidden militant outfit Jama’atul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB). Tareque was openly linked to the killing of Rajshahi University Professor AFM Rezaul Karim Siddiquee and the bomb attack at Kantaji temple. Rana had associations with the Bogra Shia mosque attack, said Monirul Islam, chief of Counter Terrorism and Transnational ...

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