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Report in The daily star, Aug 21, 2017
Ten leaders and activists of Harkatul Jihad al Islami were awarded death penalty yesterday for attempting to assassinate Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina by planting a bomb weighing 76kg in Gopalganj’s Kotalipara in July 2000.
The convicts will be able to appeal to the High Court within 30 days.
Judge Mamtaz Begum of the Speedy Trial Tribunal-2 in Dhaka handed down the sentence in presence of the convicts in the courtroom.
Subject to HC confirmation, the convicts may be executed by shooting, the judge said in the …

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[21 Aug 2017 | No Comment | ]

Report in Dhaka Tribune, aug 20, 2017 at 10:42 PM
Interpol is currently in pursuit of a Bangladeshi-born Canadian who is believed to have been trained by the Islamic State for suicide attacks in Europe, according to a Canadian media outlet Global News.
Tabirul Hasib, 25, is among 173 Islamic State fighters Interpol has named as potential suicide bombers, based on data uncovered by US intelligence.
The list was distributed amid concerns that, as Islamic State collapses in Syria and Iraq, it will attempt to send waves of trained operatives to the West …