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November Today in Terrorism

November 6, 2015: Airport assailant flummoxes authorities in Bangladesh

On November 6, 2015 a young man killed one member of the Ansar enforcement body and wounded three others at Dhaka’s airport

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July Today in Terrorism

July 1, 2016: Canadian helps plan ISIS attack in Bangladesh

On July 1, 2016 ISIS terrorists entered a café in Dhaka, took hostages and killed twenty people most of whom were foreigners

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April Today in Terrorism

April 23, 2016: ISIS assassination in Bangladesh

On April 23, 2016 ISIS killed a teacher in Bangladesh demonstrating just how much the terrorist group fears the liberating power of education

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March Today in Terrorism

March 22, 2016: Terrorists stab Christian convert in Bangladesh

On this day in 2016 terrorists knifed to death a Christian convert in northern Bangladesh in the latest in a series of attacks onother religious groups

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February Today in Terrorism

February 24, 2019: Attempted hijacking foiled in Bangladesh

On this day in 2019 a flight from Dhaka bound for Dubai needed to make an emergency landing after a man allegedly attempted to hijack the plane.

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February Today in Terrorism

February 21, 2016: ISIS terrorists behead Hindu priest in Bangladesh

On this day in 2016 two members of ISIS in Bangladesh beheaded a senior Hindu priest and wounded two worshippers in northern Bangladesh

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August 17, 2005: 459 separate bombings in a half hour in Bangladesh

The Bangladeshi terrorist group JMB set off more than 450 bombs in 63 of the country’s 64 districts over a half hour period but only 2 people died.

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A killing in Bangladesh evokes frightening memories of a terrorist wave

Bangladesh was born in a paroxysm of violence in 1971.  A declaration of independence from Pakistan (Bangladesh used to be called ‘East Pakistan’ after the division of the former British Raj into India and Pakistan in 1947) brought a brutal response by the Pakistani army that led to anywhere between 300,000 and 3,000,000 deaths.  The […]

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The terrorist view from Bangladesh

Sometimes small things point to large changes. During my short visit last week to Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh, I had the opportunity to sit down with one of that country’s leading political scientists to talk about terrorism and PVE – i.e. Preventing Violent Extremism, the newest iteration of CVE – Countering Violent Extremism.  We […]

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Bangladesh and the pit of violence

Bangladesh is a country born in the paroxysms of violence 45 years ago and one that is teetering on the abyss of more bloodshed day by day.  As the country finally deals with the massacre of thousands in the early days of independence through the trials and, in some cases, executions of the perpetrators of […]