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[9 Jul 2017 | No Comment | ]

Sohel Mahfuz, known as an explosives expert and the bomb supplier for last year’s Gulshan café attack, was arrested along with three accomplices in the bordering Shibganj upazila of Chapainawabganj early yesterday.
“We arrested him at a mango orchard around 2:45am,” Chapainawabganj Superintendent of Police TM Mujahidul Islam told local reporters.
Sohel, a key accused in the café attack case, was on the police list for about 11 years but could not be arrested as he kept changing his names and stayed in various places of West Bengal for years, officials said.
They …

CPEC, PAK-CHINA TIES »

[9 Jul 2017 | No Comment | ]

LAHORE: Chinese are making serious forays into Pakistan’s textile sector. It’s evident from the fact that their negotiations with the country’s largest business group to put together a large composite textile unit are in the final stages, while others are reportedly opting to lease the closed apparel-making units.
It goes without saying the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) has given Chinese investors a vast window of opportunity to view Pakistan as a top investment destination.
The critics that think that China is merely interested in the transport side of the corridor are …

Bangladesh, Featured »

[9 Jul 2017 | No Comment | ]

Experts suggest strict monitoring to check sale of ingredients
by Shariful Islam and Mohammad Jamil Khan in The Daily Star, July 9, 2017
The deadly explosive triacetone triperoxide or TATP, used by terrorists in Paris, Brussels and London attacks, has of late become “Neo JMB” militants’ explosive of choice in Bangladesh, say bomb experts.
The experts said they had found evidence of its use in militant dens in Rajshahi, Jhenidah and Moulvibazar.
The trace of the easy-to-make TATP, known as “the mother of Satan”, was found in surgical belts militants use these days …

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by Arifur Rahman Rabbi in Dhaka Tribune, July 09, 2017
The Dhaka Metropolitan Police Counter-Terrorism and Transnational Crime (CTTC) unit has arrested one of the planners of the Gulshan Terror Attack, Abdus Sabur alias Sohel Mahfuz alias Hatkata Mahfuz alias Nasullah, as well as three of his accomplices, from Chapainawabganj on Saturday, a year after the attack on Holey Artisan Bakery.
Sohel, who also goes by name of Hatkata Mahfuz – as he blew up his right wrist in an accident while making a bomb – is reportedly …