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2006-03-10 04:38:10

DHAKA (Reuters) - One of Bangladesh's top Islamist militants, captured last week, has confessed to involvement in a wave of bomb attacks that killed at least 30 people, a senior officer of the Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) force said on Friday. Lt. Col.

2006-03-02 05:29:59

By Nizam Ahmed DHAKA (Reuters) - An Islamist militant leader blamed for a string of deadly blasts across Bangladesh surrendered on Thursday after a house he was hiding in was besieged by security forces for over 24 hours, officials said.

2006-03-02 03:42:31

By Nizam Ahmed DHAKA (Reuters) - An Islamist militant leader blamed for a string of deadly blasts across Bangladesh is in custody after surrendering following a 24-hour siege, officials said on Wednesday.

2006-02-25 12:56:49

By Anis Ahmed DHAKA (Reuters) - At least 16 people were killed and 50 injured when a four-storey textile factory collapsed in Bangladesh's capital on Saturday, witnesses said. The Phoenix mill, in Dhaka's Mahakhali area, came down at around 11 a.m. (0500 GMT) with some 150 workers inside.

2006-02-25 09:04:48

DHAKA (Reuters) - At least 16 people were killed and 50 injured when a four-storey textiles factory collapsed in the Bangladesh capital on Saturday, witnesses and hospital officials said. The Phoenix mill, in Dhaka's Mahakhali area, came down at around 11 a.m.

2006-02-03 00:35:00

DHAKA (Reuters) - Police in Bangladesh have detained hundreds of opposition activists in a countrywide crackdown trying to foil a "long march" planned to reach Dhaka on Sunday, opposition leaders said.

2006-02-02 02:33:37

DHAKA (Reuters) - Hundreds of Pakistani refugees clamoring to be repatriated clashed with police in the Bangladesh capital on Thursday and up to 30 people were injured and 20 detained.

2005-12-17 03:56:37

By Krittivas Mukherjee KOLKATA, India (Reuters) - India is deploying thousands of new troops on its frontier with Bangladesh and setting up hundreds of more border posts to check illegal migration and movement of armed militants, a top official said.

2005-12-17 02:15:58

DHAKA (Reuters) - Police in Bangladesh seized a huge amount of bombs and explosives and arrested four militants in the second major success this week against radicals fighting for Islamic rule, officials said on Saturday.

2005-12-11 01:09:41

DHAKA (Reuters) - Security forces went on special alert in the Bangladesh capital on Sunday after a bomb hit a car near the city's diplomatic area, wounding two people, police said.


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