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  • suspected militant hideout at West Nakhalpara

    ‘Militants killed in Nakhalpara den were JMB men’

    Three “militants” who are killed during a Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) operation in Tejgaon area of Dhaka are members of banned militant outfit Jama'atul Mujahideen Bangladesh, says an official of the elite force.

  • 'Criminal' killed in 'shootout' with Rab

    A suspected criminal was killed in a “shootout” between Rab and his cohorts in the port city's Panchlaish early yesterday.

  • Three JMB operatives blow themselves up

    Three militant suspects were killed after they allegedly detonated suicide vests during an anti-terror operation by Rapid Action Battalion at a remote char on the Padma in Chapainawabganj yesterday.

  • 'Neo JMB militant' held in Jhenidah

    Rapid Action Battalion yesterday arrested a suspected "Neo JMB" militant, who was charge-sheeted in a case filed over the 2015 attacks on two mosques inside Bangladesh Navy's Issa Khan Base in Chittagong.

  • Rape accused killed in 'gunfight'

    An alleged rapist was killed in a “shootout” with Rapid Action Battalion in Kurushkul village in the early hours yesterday.

  • Arrest

    20 passport middle-men jailed

    A mobile court of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) sentences 20 middle-men at Passport office in Dhaka to jail for different terms.

  • Terror funding thru' IT firm

    The Rapid Action Battalion has claimed to have detected a shady IT firm at the capital's Pallabi, which was formed early last year to

  • Man dies in Rab custody

    A man died in the custody of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) early yesterday, hours after members of the elite force arrested him at Naogaon.

  • Mirpur Terror Den: Rab wraps up 88-hour op

    The Rapid Action Battalion concluded its search operation at a Darussalam house in the capital yesterday, three days after a raid that saw seven people, including militant suspect Abdullah, dead.

  • arrest

    Rab detains 2 ‘frauds’ in Dhaka, Gopalganj

    Rapid Action Battalion claims to have detained two persons for their alleged involvement in fraudulent activities from Dhaka and Gopalganj.

  • 'Robber' killed in 'gunfight' with Rab

    An alleged robber was killed in a "gunfight" with the Rapid Action Battalion at Arbania in the Sundarbans yesterday morning.

  • 'Rape' in Banani: Accused 'confesses his involvement'

    Bahauddin Ivan, 28, has admitted raping a woman at his home in Banani on Wednesday, claimed Rapid Action Battalion yesterday.

  • 15 lakh Yaba pills seized

    Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) seized about 15 lakh yaba tablets worth an estimated Tk 75 crore on the street and arrested 12 people

  • Examinees held in natore for SSC Question paper leak

    8 fake DB members held

    Rapid Action Battalion arrested eight people for allegedly posing as Detective Branch members in Dhanmondi area of Dhaka last night.

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    BNP discusses militancy issue with diplomats

    Diplomats of different missions in Bangladesh hold a meeting with BNP leaders at the party’s chairperson’s office at Gulshan in Dhaka this afternoon to discuss militancy issue and present political situation in the country.

  • Cops release stunning pictures of Dhaka terrorists’ den

    Police release stunning and chilling pictures of what was found inside the terrorists’ den at Kalyanpur in Dhaka that give a glimpse of the militants’ life.

  • A minibus part of a Japanese convoy, as relatives of victims of an attack on the Holey Artisan Bakery and the O'Kitchen Restaurant, visited the site, in Dhaka.

    Bodies of 7 Japanese victims reach Tokyo

    Bodies of the seven Japanese nationals who were killed in a militant attack at Holey Artisan Bakery in Bangladesh capital Dhaka return to home soil Tuesday morning.

  • 'Robber' killed in 'gunfight' with Rab

    An alleged robber was killed in a “gunfight” with members of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) in Char Chandia union of Sonagazi upazila early Saturday.

  • 'Robber' killed in 'gunfight'

    An alleged robber was killed in a “gunfight” with police in Magura sadar upazila early yesterday.

  • Police launch drive against militants

    In the wake of recent spate of targeted killings, including that of SP Babul Akter's wife on Sunday, the police department is

  • Sundarbans robbers’ surrender stayed on bad weather

    Rapid Action Battalion postpones a programme at Mongla upazila of Bagerhat where a gang of robbers were scheduled to formally surrender in presence of Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan.

  • Rab says it has four in its custody

    Families have all along alleged that their loved ones were picked up by law enforcers, who denied the claim. Now, weeks after nine

  • UP polls violence claims 10 lives

    Thus far reported, 10 people are killed in Jamalpur, Chittagong, Noakhali and Comilla districts in separate incidents of violence during the fifth phase of union parishad polls.

  • 'Robber' killed in 'gunfight' with Rab

    An alleged robber gang leader was killed in a "gunfight" between his cohorts and Rapid Action Battalion in Chandpai range of the

  • Accused held over using bamboo in Chuadanga building

    Rapid Action Battalion members have detained the prime accused in a case filed over substituting bamboo sticks for iron rods in the construction of a government-funded biological research centre in Damurhuda upazila of Chuadanga.

  • ‘Robber’ killed in Sundarbans ‘gunfight’ with Rab

    A suspected robber is killed in a reported gunfight between his cohorts and members of Rapid Action Battalion at Mrigamari of the Sundarbans in Mongla upazila of Bagerhat.

  • Sherpur

    3 Garo men missing for over 2 weeks

    Three Garo men, who were picked up from Sherpur and Mymensingh more than two weeks ago, are still missing.

  • 10 held for ‘Gazipur ATM booth robbery’

    Ten robbers including the alleged mastermind have been arrested in connection with looting Tk 1.74 crore from an ATM booth of Dutch-Bangla Bank Limited in Gazipur on March 3, Rapid Action Battalion claims.

  • 2 killed in 'shootout' in Ctg

    Two alleged robbers were killed in a "gunfight" with Rapid Action Battalion in Mirsarai upazila of Chittagong early yesterday.

  • 32 wild birds, monkeys rescued in Tongi

    The forest department with the help of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) rescue 30 wild birds and two Rhesus monkeys at a bird market at Tongi in Gazipur.