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2005-12-10 09:13:03

DHAKA (Reuters) - Police in Bangladesh hunting for Islamist suicide bombers have seized explosives and detained 30 militants, a Home Ministry official said on Saturday.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.


Word of the Day
swell-mobsman
  • A member of the swell-mob; a genteelly clad pickpocket. Sometimes mobsman.
Use of the word 'swell-mobsman' dates at least to the early 1800s.