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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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