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2005-12-08 06:59:25

By Nizam Ahmed DHAKA (Reuters) - A suicide bomb attack killed at least eight people in Bangladesh and wounded more than 50 on Thursday in the latest in a series of deadly blasts blamed on militants seeking Islamic rule in the country. Police said two bombs exploded on a crowded street within the space of a few minutes during the morning rush hour in Netrokona, a town 360 km (220 miles) north of the capital Dhaka. They said the wounded included three policemen. Many of the victims...

2005-12-08 03:30:17

By Nizam Ahmed DHAKA (Reuters) - At least seven people were killed and more than 50 wounded in Bangladesh on Thursday in a suicide bomb attack during the morning rush hour on a crowded street in a district town, police said. Two bombs went off within the space of a few minutes in Netrokona, 360 km (220 miles) north of the capital Dhaka. Police said the wounded included three policemen. Many of the victims were people on their way to work at offices, colleges and markets, witnesses...

2005-12-01 09:19:54

Nizam Ahmed DHAKA (Reuters) - A second suspected suicide attack in three days near a court building in a Bangladeshi town has killed two people and wounded 25 others during a protest march against violence in the country, police said. Lawyers were staging a demonstration in Gazipur following a spate of attacks by Islamist militants against the judiciary this year when the bomber struck. On Tuesday, twin suicide bombings in or near court houses in Gazipur and Chittagong killed 11...

2005-12-01 05:52:28

DHAKA (Reuters) - One man was killed and nearly 25 wounded in Bangladesh on Thursday in a blast near a court building where lawyers were marching as part of a daylong strike, police and witnesses said. Police and local reporters covering the strike said the explosion occurred at a police checkpoint near the building in Gazipur, 30 km (20 miles) north of the capital Dhaka. Some of the wounded had been rushed to Dhaka Medical College Hospital, one of them died on the way, hospital...

2005-12-01 03:33:46

DHAKA (Reuters) - One man was killed and nearly 25 wounded in Bangladesh on Thursday in a blast near a court building where lawyers were marching as part of a daylong strike, police and witnesses said. Police and local reporters covering the strike said the explosion occurred at a police checkpoint near the building in Gazipur, 30 km (20 miles) north of the capital Dhaka. Some of the wounded had been rushed to Dhaka Medical College Hospital, one of them died on the way, hospital...

2005-11-29 09:43:21

DHAKA (Reuters) - Nine people were killed and 65 wounded by suspected suicide bombers in two Bangladesh cities on Tuesday, apparently the latest in a wave of attacks by militants fighting to turn the country into a sharia-based Islamic state. Police said three people, including two officers, were killed and 15 wounded by blasts at a checkpoint outside a court building in the port city of Chittagong. They said the third person who died was believed to be the bomber. Another blast, in...

2005-11-29 06:27:16

DHAKA (Reuters) - Nine people were killed and 65 wounded by suspected suicide bombers in two Bangladesh cities on Tuesday, apparently the latest in a wave of attacks by militants fighting to turn the country into a sharia-based Islamic state. Police said three people, including two officers, were killed and 15 wounded by blasts at a checkpoint outside a court building in the port city of Chittagong. They said the third person who died was believed to be the bomber. Another blast, in...

2005-11-24 03:40:28

DHAKA (Reuters) - Ten people were injured when opposition activists scuffled with Bangladeshi police on Thursday during a general strike that disrupted business and transport in much of the country. The one-day strike was called by the Sheikh Hasina, the leader of the main opposition Awami League, in a new campaign to force the ouster of the four-year-old government. Small groups of opposition activists marched through the streets of the capital Dhaka, chanting "Down with the failed...

2005-11-19 21:10:12

By Simon Denyer DHAKA (Reuters) - Tipu Sultan's hands are a patchwork of scars: thin tidy scars where surgeons have inserted metal pins to rebuild every bone in his hands and fingers. An ugly purple scar remains where half his forearm seems to have been butchered. Sultan is a journalist, his hands the tools of his trade. They were crushed, and he was left for dead, because he dared to write about the links between politics, organised crime and corruption in Bangladesh. Sultan said...

2005-11-17 06:12:44

By Nizam Ahmed DHAKA (Reuters) - Police in Bangladesh stepped up a nationwide hunt for potential suicide bombers on Thursday as Islamic militants threatened more attacks and lawyers boycotted courts in protest at the killing of two judges this week. Police, who said on Wednesday they were hunting around 2,000 potential bombers, many of whom had trained in Afghanistan, detained six suspects and seized several bombs. "So far we have detained 20 people, including the six on Thursday,...