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European spies sought lessons from dictators’ brutal ‘Operation Condor’

CIA files show intelligence services wanted to learn from South America’s 1970s campaign of terror against leftwing subversion WT24 Desk British, West German and French intelligence agencies sought advice from South America’s bloody 1970s dictatorships on how to combat leftwing “subversion”, according to a newly declassified CIA document, The Guardian reports. The European intelligence services wanted to learn about “Operation Condor,” ...

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Fear and despair engulf refugees in Libya’s ‘market of human beings’

Long the target of reported abuses, refugees in Libya now claim they are being recruited by militias – a potential war crime WT24 Desk On the roofs of the highest buildings in Tajoura, a military complex and migrant detention centre in southern Tripoli, snipers are taking position, The Guardian reports. “Tonight nobody will sleep because of fear,” said a refugee ...

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Housewife slaughtered in Ctg

WT24 Desk A housewife was slaughtered and her father-in-law was stabbed by some miscreants at Harualchhori village in Fatikhchhari upazila early Sunday, Agencies report. The deceased was identified as Mamuni Dhar, 24, wife of Rup Kanti Dey. Shekh  Md Abdullah, officer-in-charge of Bhujpur Police Station,  said two miscreants entered the room of Mamuni breaking the wall of their one-storey building ...

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Nusrat set afire at principal’s order

13 involved in the attack, says PBI chief WT24 Desk At least 13 people were involved in the arson attack on Feni madrasa student Nusrat Jahan Rafi and the attack was carried out at the ‘order’ of madrasa principal SM Sirajuddoula, according to the police, Agencies report. “Of the 13 people, four, including two girls, had the direct involvement in ...

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3 ‘robbers’ lynched in Feni

WT24 Desk Three suspected robbers were killed in a lynch-mob attack at Uttar Alipur village in Daganbhuiyan upazila early Saturday, Agencies report. Two of the deceased were identified as Monir Hossain, 28, son of Monowar Hossain and Sohag, 30, son of Jasim Uddin, hailing from Char Fasson in Bhola district. Saleh Ahmed, officer-in-charge of Dagonbhuiyan Police Station, said that locals ...

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Man killed in ‘gunfight’ with police

WT24 Desk A man was killed in a reported gunfight with police in Ukto village of Chuadanga sadar upazila early Saturday, report Agencies. Deceased Ruhul Amin, 48, son of a certain late Mofiz Uddin, resident of sadar municipal area is a drug trader and also accused in 16 drug related cases, said police. Being tipped off that a consignment of ...

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Speech impaired girl raped in Joypurhat, 1 held

WT24 Desk An eight-year-old speech impaired girl was raped by a man at Bhugoil village in Kalai upazila on Thursday, Agencies report. Police arrested Mehedi Hasan, 37, son of Makbul Hossain of the village. Abdul Latif Khan, officer-in-charge of Kalai Police Station, said Mehedi, a neighbour of the victim, took the girl to his house and violated her in absence ...

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Tearful adieu to madrasa student Nusrat

WT24 Desk Madrasa girl Nusrat Jahan Rafi who died after being set on fire was laid to eternal rest at her village home in Sonagazi upazila on Thursday evening, Agencies report. She was buried at their family graveyard at Char Chandia village following a namaz-e-janaza at Mohammad Saber Pilot High School ground around 5:50pm. Nusrat’s father Maulana KM Musa, also ...

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‘Robber ringleader’ killed

‘Gunfight’ in Kishoreganj WT24 Desk A suspected ringleader of a robber gang was killed in a reported gunfight with police at Chandpur Bridge in Bhairab upazila early Wednesday, Agencies report. The deceased was identified as Mahram Ali, 32, of Kalipur Village in the upazila. Tipped off, that a gang of robbers was taking preparation to commit robbery in the area, ...

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Murder accused killed in Ctg ‘gunfight’

Saiful and Lokman were known as ‘Boro Bhai’ among local teenagers WT24 Desk The main accused of a murder case was killed in a reported gunfight with police at Baklia in the port city early Tuesday, Agencies report. The deceased was identified as Md Saiful, 28, son of Rafiq Ahmed of Sabujbag residential. Saiful was the prime accused in the ...

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