By Lesley Wroughton and Serajul Quadir DHAKA, Aug 29 – The United States believes that elements of Daesh are “connected” to operatives in Bangladesh, Secretary of State John Kerry said on Monday, promising help with intelligence and law enforcement after a wave of militant attacks. Kerry’s blunt statement followed the July 1 attack on a
By Serajul Quadir and Tom Lasseter DHAKA/NEW DELHI, Aug 3 – When Bangladeshi authorities last month released the names of 261 men who have gone missing from their families, in an attempt to find militants hidden in this country of 160 million people, at the very end of the list was “Jilani alias Abu Zidal”.
By Serajul Quadir DHAKA, July 17 – Police in Dhaka on Saturday arrested three people and another on Sunday, including a university professor, for failing to register information about tenants renting property who later attacked a cafe in the city, killing 20 people. Gias Uddin Ahsan, a professor at North South University in Dhaka, his
By Serajul Quadir and Ruma Paul DHAKA, July 2 – Islamist militants killed 20 people, including at least nine Italians, seven Japanese and an American, inside an upmarket restaurant in Bangladesh’s capital, before security forces stormed the building and ended a 12-hour standoff on Saturday. Daesh said it was responsible for one of the most
By Ruma Paul DHAKA, May 20 – Machete-wielding assailants hacked to death a village doctor and wounded a university teacher in Bangladesh on Friday, in what police suspected was the latest in a series attacks by Islamists in the majority-Muslim nation. The attackers rode a motorcycle, which they used to block the victims’ motorcycle in
DHAKA, May 17 – Bangladesh police have arrested an Islamist militant charged with the murder of a professor amid a surge in deadly attacks against liberal activists and other minorities in the South Asian nation, a senior officer said on Tuesday. Rezaul Karim Siddiquee, 58, an English professor at Rajshahi University, was hacked to death
By Ruma Paul DHAKA, May 1 – Three assailants sped up to a Bangladeshi tailor’s shop by motorcycle on Saturday, dragged out the Hindu owner and hacked him to death, police said, in an attack claimed by Daesh. Police official Abdul Jalil, quoting witnesses, said the attackers fled the scene after killing 50-year-old Nikhil Chandra Joardar