Bangladesh hunts escaped extremist as it probes IS links

Jul 27, 2016

Bangladesh hunts escaped extremist as it probes IS links

Bangladesh on Wednesday launched a hunt for the survivor of a police raid on an extremist hideout that killed nine suspected Islamists who claimed to belong to the Islamic State group. Investigators hope the escaped extremist and another man who was arrested during a ...

Jul 9, 2016

Government to expand counterterrorism info-gathering unit

The government will increase the number of personnel in Counter Terrorism Unit-Japan, which collects and analyzes information on terrorism with relevant ministers and agencies, officials said. The move is part of efforts to strengthen counterterror measures to ensure the safety of Japanese overseas, following ...

Three killed in new Bangladesh attack at start of Eid

Jul 7, 2016

Three killed in new Bangladesh attack at start of Eid

Suspected Islamists carrying bombs and machetes launched another deadly attack in Bangladesh Thursday, killing at least three people at a huge prayer rally marking the start of Eid. Days after a mass murder of hostages in Dhaka, authorities said two policemen and a civilian ...

Dhaka attack victim fought back; wounds suggested a struggle

Jul 6, 2016

Dhaka attack victim fought back; wounds suggested a struggle

When Faraaz Hossain’s family received his body after the deadly siege at the Holey Artisan Bakery in Dhaka, Bangladesh, they noticed the palm of his right hand had been sliced clean through. The wound suggested the 20-year-old Faraaz, the family’s beloved youngest child, had ...

Jul 5, 2016

Bangladesh politician stunned by son's role in attack

A Bangladeshi politician spoke Tuesday of his horror to learn his son was among the suspects who murdered foreigners at a Dhaka cafe, and said many young men from wealthy, educated families were going missing. Imtiaz Khan Babul said his 22-year-old son, Rohan Imtiaz, ...