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New Evidence Shows Deep Daesh Role in Bangladesh Massacre

By Paritosh Bansal and Serajul Quadir DHAKA, Dec 1 – Before Tamim Ahmed Chowdhury orchestrated Bangladesh’s worst militant attack, he sought and won approval for it from¬†Daesh. A Canadian of Bangladeshi origin, he was told by his contact in the militant group, Abu Terek Mohammad Tajuddin Kausar, to target foreigners, according to a senior police

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Daesh “Connected” to Bangladesh, Says Kerry, Offering Security Aid

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

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Bangladesh Police Kill ‘Mastermind’ of Dhaka Cafe Attack

By Serajul Quadir DHAKA, Aug 27 – Bangladesh security forces killed three Islamist militants on Saturday, including a Bangladesh-born Canadian citizen accused of masterminding an attack on a cafe in Dhaka last month that killed 22 people, mostly foreigners, police said. The militants were cornered in a hideout on the outskirts of the capital and,

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Bangladesh Police Name Third Prime Suspect in July Cafe Attack

By Serajul Quadir DHAKA, Aug 15 – Bangladeshi authorities named a third prime suspect on Monday in their investigation into the July 1 attack at a Dhaka cafe in which 20 hostages were killed, most of them foreigners. Mohammed Saiful Islam from Dhaka’s counterterrorism police said Nurul Islam Marjan, a commander from the Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh

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Nine Militants Killed in Police Raid in Bangladesh

By Ruma Paul DHAKA, July 26 – Bangladesh police on Tuesday killed nine militants who were believed to have been plotting an attack similar to the one on a cafe on July 1 in which 22 people were killed, the national police chief said. Police said the militants were holed up in a building in

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Bangladesh Arrests Four Female Militants in Hunt For Cafe Attackers

DHAKA, July 24 – Police in Bangladesh arrested on Sunday four female members of a home-grown militant group blamed for a bloody attack on a cafe in which 22 people were killed, most of them foreigners, an officer said. Authorities have intensified a hunt for militants after five young men stormed the upmarket restaurant popular

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Bangladesh Hindu Tailor Hacked to Death in Attack Claimed by Daesh

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

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Bangladesh Professor Hacked to Death by Islamist Militants

By Ruma Paul DHAKA, April 23 – A university professor was hacked to death on Saturday in northwestern Bangladesh, police said, with Daesh claiming responsibility for the latest in a series of attacks on liberal activists. Two assailants on a motorcycle attacked Rezaul Karim Siddiquee, 58, an English professor at Rajshahi University, slitting his throat

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