Latest Dhaka Stories

2005-08-18 09:05:16

By Nizam Ahmed DHAKA (Reuters) - Security forces detained dozens of suspects in an intense hunt on Thursday for Islamic militants who set off hundreds of crude bombs across Bangladesh, killing two people and injuring more than 100. Roughly 200 homemade bombs exploded on the streets, at courts and near key government buildings in at least 60 cities and towns across the Islamic nation shortly after Prime Minister Begum Khaleda Zia left Dhaka on Wednesday on a five-day visit to China....

2005-08-17 08:41:17

By Nizam Ahmed DHAKA (Reuters) - Scores of mysterious bomb blasts, many of them targeting government buildings, rocked cities across Bangladesh on Wednesday, killing one person, wounding at least 100 and triggering panic. State Minister for Home Affairs Lutfuzzaman Babr said the blasts appeared to be "pre-planned and well organized" but he did not blame any individual or group. Roughly 200 homemade bombs exploded on the streets, at courts and near key government buildings in various...

2005-08-17 01:21:08

DHAKA (Reuters) - A series of bombs exploded almost simultaneously in the Bangladesh capital Dhaka, the main port city Chittagong and other towns on Wednesday, injuring at least 20 people and triggering widespread panic. "We have reports of blasts from different areas and security forces have rushed to the spots. What caused the explosions are yet to be ascertained," a police officer of the Dhaka Metropolitan Police said. A police officer in Chittagong said they believed the bombs...

2005-08-06 08:16:12

DHAKA (Reuters) - India and Bangladesh held talks on Saturday on mutual cooperation in tackling cross-border terrorism and illegal migration -- two key irritants that often strain their usually friendly ties. The issues came up at a meeting between the foreign ministers of India and Bangladesh, Natwar Singh and M. Morshed Khan, shortly after Singh arrived in Dhaka on a three-day official visit. "We discussed all mutual issues including border management and illegal movement of people,"...

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