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Major incidents of terrorist violence since 1996

2017

SL. No.

Date

Place (District)

Killed
Injured
1
March 16

Five persons, including a woman and a toddler, were killed in a Police raid on a Neo-JMB den at a two-storey building at Sitakunda in Chittagong District. An explosion injured two Policemen. Police recovered 10 bombs, three suicide vests and explosive substances possible to make 40 to 50 powerful bombs.

5
2
2
March 25

Three persons killed and 43 others injured in a powerful bomb explosion on Sylhet-Fenchuganj road in Gutartik area Sylhet District around 7:00pm. The deceased are Wahidul Islam Opu, Kadim Shah and Jannatul Fahim (18). Islamic State claimed responsibility for the bombing.

3
43
3
March 25

Three persons killed, including two Policemen, were killed in a powerful bomb explosion at around 8:00 pm close to Atia Mahal in Sylhet District. The dead are Chowdhury Abu Mohammad Kaiser, an Inspector of Court Police in Sylhet, Monirul Islam, Inspector (Investigation) of Jalalabad Police Station and Shahidul Islam, a businessman of Dariapara in Sylhet city. Islamic State claimed responsibility for the bombing.

3
0
4
March 30

Body parts of seven, including those of four children, two women and one man, were recovered from a Neo-JMB den at Nasirpur village in Moulvibazar District. Police said the militants may have blown themselves up to avoid arrest when SWAT and CTTC teams launched an assault codenamed "Operation Hit Back" on the den.

7
0
5
April 1

Security Forces, under Operation Maximus, stormed an Islamist militant hideout killing three militants (two males and a female) at Borohat in Moulvibazar District. Police suspect the "militants" killed themselves by exploding bombs. Some powerful explosives, including IEDs, were also recovered and then defused inside the building.

3
0
6
April 27

Four Neo-JMB militants holed up at a den in Shibnagar Trimohoni of Chapainawabganj District was killed as Operation Eagle Hunt concluded. Rafiqul Islam alias Abu was among the dead. Police said all the four persons were killed in suicide bomb explosions. Abu's pregnant wife Sumaiya Begum and their six-year-old daughter Khadiza were rescued from the den. Police recovered IEDs, bombs and pistols from the den.

4
0
7
May 11

Five suspected militants and one fire-fighter were killed in a militant hideout in Benipur village of Rajshahi District. Five militants, including Sazzad, his wife Beli, their sons Alamin, 30, and Soheb, 25, and daughter Karima, 18, died in the suicide bomb explosions. While, fire-fighter Abdul Motin died when taken to Rajshahi Medical College Hospital. Shazzad's another daughter Sumaiya and her two children have surrendered. Locals say they were all involved with the politics of JeI.

6
0
Total*
31
45
*Data till November 19, 2017

2016

SL. No.

Date

Place (District)

Killed
Injured
1
March 14

Two Hizb-ut Tawhid cadres and a day labourer were killed in a clash between the villagers and cadres of Hizb-ut Tawhid over a dispute for construction of a mosque at Korpora village in Noakhali District. 50 people were also injured in the clash. 113 cadres of Hizb-ut Tawhid were arrested for the incident.

3
50
2
July 2

28 persons including 20 civilians, six militants and two Police officers were killed in a hostage crisis at Holey Artisan Bakery, a Spanish restaurant at Dhaka city's Gulshan diplomatic zone. Joint Security Force rescued 13 people from the restaurant. Around 53 people were injured in an exchange of gunfire between Police and gunmen. One militant was arrested in the incident. IS claimed responsibility of the attack. A pistol used by terrorists, folded butt AK 22 rifle, IED, walkie-talkie set and a large number of locally made sharp weapons were recovered from the spot.

28
53
3
July 7

Four persons including two Policemen, a woman and a militant were killed and 12 others were injured in a bomb blast near the Sholakia Eid congregation in Kishoreganj District.

4
12
4
July 26

Nine militants were killed during a special drive of the joint forces in Dhaka city's Kalyanpur area. One militant was arrested from the spot with bullet injuries. Another one escaped. The joint force recovered 13 locally made grenades, around five kg gel, 19 detonators, four 7.62mm pistols, seven magazines of 7.62mm pistols, 22 bullets, three commando knives and 12 guerrilla knives and two black flags with Arabic letters.

9
1
5

August 27

Three militants including Tamim Ahmed Chowdhury, the mastermind of Gulshan attack and his two close aides were killed in a Police raid in JMB den in Paikpara area under Narayanganj District. Police recovered an AK-22 rifle, one pistol, several magazines and four live grenades from the area.

3
0
6
October 8

Members of the CT unit killed seven JMB militants who were staying in a two-storey house in Patartek area in Gazipur District. Police also recovered three small arms and locally-made sharp weapons from the site.

7
0
Total*
54
116

2015

SL. No.

Date

Place (District)

Killed
Injured
1

January 14

In Rangpur District, five people, including a child, were burnt to death and 15 others were injured as BNP-led 20-party alliance blockaders hurled a petrol bomb at Mithapukur sub-District in Rangpur District.

5
0
2

February 3

Seven persons were killed and 20 others were injured as BNP blockaders hurled a petrol bomb at a bus in Chouddagram of Comilla District. The deceased were identified as Nuruzzaman Poplu, Mysha Tasnim, Abu Taher, Abu Yusuf, Asma Begum, Shanto and Mohammad Wasim.

7
20
3

February 6

In Gaibandha District, four people were killed and 30 others were injured in a petrol bomb attack on a passenger bus.

4
30
4

February 7

In Barisal District, three persons were killed when alleged blockaders hurled a petrol bomb at a poultry feed-laden truck in Mahilara area.

3
0
5
March 22

In Dhaka city, Matin (25), Rawshan Ali (36) and Shakil Ahmed (32), all day laborers died from burn injuries in DMCH who were injured when blockaders threw two petrol bombs at a truck. Nine others suffered severe burn injuries in the petrol bomb attack.

3
9
6
December 24

PBCP 'regional commander' Omar and two associates Kashem and Saddam were killed in a gunfight with RAB at Omarpur of Tangail District. Three personnel of RAB were injured during the gunfight. Two Italy-made 7.65mm firearms, a double barrel gun, two magazines and seven bullets were recovered from the spot.

3
3
Total*
25
62

2014

SL. No.

Date

Place (District)

Killed
Injured
1

January 5

In Thakurgaon District, three BNP men were killed as law enforcers opened fire on the BNP and JeI cadres who tried to bar voters from casting their votes at a polling centre in Sadar sub-District. The deceased were identified as Joynal (21), Harun (20) and Abu Hanif (28). 50 others were injured during the attacks.

3
50
2
January 5

In Dinajpur District, an Ansar member and two opposition men were killed and five others injured by JeI-ICS cadres as the law enforcers were trying to resist the cadres from attacking a polling centre in the sub-District.

3
5
Total*
6
55

2013

SL. No.

Date

Incidents

Killed
Injured
1

January 31

In Bogra town of Bogra District four JeI-ICS cadres were killed in a clash with the Police.

4
0
2
February 15

Three JeI- ICS cadres were killed and 50 others were injured during a gun battle between JeI-ICS cadres and Police in Cox's Bazar town of Cox's Bazar District. The deceased are identified as Ahmed Saleh (40), Tofael Ahmed (22) and Nurul Huq (20).

3
50
3

February 24

Four persons were killed and at least 50 others injured in clashes between Islamists led by JeI-ICS and the Police in Singair sub-District in Manikganj District in a hartal. The deceased are identified as Alamgir Hossain (35), a farmer Nasir Ahmed (30), a husk trader Nazimuddin Mollah (26), an expatriate and Shah Alam (20), a student.

4
50
4
February 28

Seven JeI-ICS cadres were killed in Rangapur District as they clashed with law enforcers.

7
0
5
February 28

Six persons including four Policemen and two JeI-ICS cadres killed in Gaibandha District in a clash.

6
0
6
February 28

Five persons including four JeI-ICs cadres and one civilian killed in Satkhira District.

5
0
7
February 28

Four civilians killed in Thakurgaon District as JeI-ICS cadres attacked them.

4
0
8
February 28

Four persons including three civilians and one Policeman killed in Chittagong District as JeI-ICS cadres clash with the Police.

4
0
9
March 1

In Satkhira District, three people who were injured in clashes with JeI-ICS cadres on February 28 succumb to their injuries.

3
0
10
March 2

In Chittagong District, three JeI-ICS cadres - Abu Taher, Mohammad Shahidullah, and Osman Gani - were killed when Police tried to remove barricades set up by JeI-ICS cadres on Chittagong-Cox's Bazar highway.

3
0
11
March 3

In Bogra District, at least 10 civilians, including three women, were killed in fierce fighting between law enforcers and villagers led by JeI-ICS cadres.

10
0
12
March 3

In Joypurhat District, six JeI-ICs cadres - Forman Ali (25), Nasir Uddin (20), Majidul Islam (35), Abdul Hakim (20), Hesab Ali (50) and Majnu (15) were killed in clash with Police.

6
0
13
March 3

In Rajshahi District, four civilians were killed in clashes between the Police and JeI-ICS cadres.

4
0
14
March 4

In Satkhira District, JeI-ICS cadres blocked the Kalaroa-Sarashikatki road with logs and attacked Police when the law enforcers reached the spot. The Police opened fire in which three cadres - Arif Billah (40), Ruhul Amin (35) and Shamsur Rahman (42) were killed. Two others cadres got injured.

3
2
15
March 28

At least three people were killed and four others injured as a truck overturned after being chased by BNP-JeI cadres in Jessore District during the last day of the 36-hour countrywide general strike. The deceased were identified as Mohammad Ujjwal, Abdul Jalil and Moslem Mia.

3
4
16
March 29

In Chapainawabganj District, three cadres of ICS were killed and 30 others sustained bullet injuries when the Police opened fire to disperse a mob of villagers led by JeI-ICS cadres after they attacked the law enforcers during a raid in Shyampur village of the District. The deceased were identified as Waliullah (18), Matiur Rahman Mati (45), and Rabiul Islam (25).

3
30
17
April 11

Three persons were killed and another 100 got injured as Hefajat-e-Islam and JeI cadres clashed with AL men in Fatikchhari sub-District of Chittagong District during the countrywide dawn-to-dusk hartal. The fighting continued for nearly four hours, leaving at least 100 people including 15 policemen and five firefighters wounded.

3
100
18
April 28

At least three persons were killed as a group of JeI cadres attacked an AL meeting at Umarpur village under Shibganj sub-District of Chapainawabganj District. The deceased were identified as AL activists - Nurshed Ali and Nasir Uddin and JeI cadre Bhabanipur Madrassah. The fierce clash also left at least 50 others injured. During the clash, JeI cadres exploded at least 10 crude bombs and set fire to several houses belonging to AL supporters.

3
50
19
May 5

Four civilians were killed and hundred others injured as HeI cadres enforced their "Dhaka siege" programme across Dhaka City. Two of the deceased were identified as Siddiqur Rahman and Zubair. Identities of two others could not be known.

4
100
20
May 6

In Narayanganj District, 20 persons, including two Policemen and a BGB soldier, were killed in a clash between SFs and HeI cadres.

20
0
21
May 6

In Chittagong District, six people were killed and 50 others, including five Policemen, injured in a clash between SFs and HeI cadres.

6
50
22
October 25

In Chandpur District, clashes involving the Police, the AL and the BNP-JeI activists left three activists of Juba Dal, the youth wing of BNP killed at Faridganj sub-District. The deceased were identified as Sharif, Arif and Jahangir. At least 80 others, including three Policemen and a journalist, were injured in the violence.

3
80
23
October 29

In Cox's Bazar District, three cadres of JeI-ICS were killed in clash with Police after the JeI-ICS cadres brought out a procession and fired at Police without any provocation at South Dhurong Bazar. The deceased were identified as Mohammad Yunus (20), Abu Bakkar Siddique (65) and Ismail Parvez (35). The fight also left 10 JeI-ICS cadres and seven Policemen injured.

3
17
24
December 4

In Gaibandha District, three passengers were killed and 35 others injured as four coaches and the engine of Padmarag Express veered off the tracks after blockaders ripped up fish plates and clips from the rail lines.

3
35
25
December 12

In Laxmipur District, four people were killed and 28 were injured when RAB personnel opened fire during their clash with BNP-led 18-party opposition men in Laxmipur town. The deceased were: Shihab Hossain, a cadre of ICS, Sumon, a Juba Dal activist, Mahbubur Rahman, a trader and a RAB member

4
28
26
December 14

In Noakhali District, JeI-ICS cadres clashed with law enforcers in Companiganj sub-District leaving six ICS cadres dead and 15 others injured. The clash erupted when Police intercepted a procession brought out by JeI-ICS cadres from the KM Model High School. The deceased were Motiur (22), Raihan (21), Abdus Sattar (24), Saiful Islam (21), Sajib (22) and Russel (20).

6
15
27
December 14

In Nilphamari District, the motorcade of AL lawmaker Asaduzzaman Noor came under attack from JeI-ICS cadres. The attack on the motorcade triggered a clash between JeI-ICS cadres and AL activists near Ramganj Bazar leaving five AL acvtivists killed in the clash. The victims are Khorshed Chowdhury (50), Farhad Hossain (35), Lebu (30), Murad Hossain (35) and Abu Bakar Siddique (45). At least 50 people, mostly AL activists, were injured in the clash.

5
50
28
December 15

In Lalmonirhat District, three ICS cadres and one AL supporter were killed and at least three others were injured during instances of violence in Patgram sub-District. The deceased were ICS cadres Manirul Islam (28), Abdur Rahman (30) and Shaju Islam (24). The AL activist, Mantu Mia, was beaten to death for what was apparently revenge for the death of three ICS cadres.

4
3
29
December 15

In Joypurhat District, three ICS cadres were killed in a clash that ensued between the JeI-ICS cadres and Police in the District's Purano Poil. The deceased were identified as Firoz Hossain, Sakib and Insan Ali.

3
0
Total
139
664

2012

SL. No.

Date

Place (District)

Killed
Injured
1

November 29

Four suspected outlaws of PBCP-Janajuddha were killed in a mob-lynch attack at Beelkaliani village in Faridpur sub-District of Pabna District.

4
0

2010

SL.No

Date

Place (District)

Killed
Injured

1

July 20

Red Flag faction of the PBCP shot dead three Policemen, identified as Sub-inspector Kafil Uddin, Nayek Abdul Wahed and Constable Shafique, in Bera sub-district of Pabna Distrct.

3
0

2009

SL.No

Date

Place (District)

Killed
Injured
1

August 10

Three cadres of the outlawed Biplobi Communist Party were allegedly beheaded by rival militants of the outlawed Gono Bahini group in the Kushtia town in front of the office of the Roads and Highways Department.

3
0

2007

SL.No

Date

Place (District)

Killed
Injured
1

January 5

Two cadres of the GMF, identified as Moinul Hossain and Masud Hossain, and two RAB informants, identified as Saheb Ali and Hasem Ali, are killed by the Red Flag group PBCP in the Kushtia district.

4
0
2

September 16

Three PBCP cadres were killed and five others injured in a shootout with Police at Charavanga on the Jamuna river in the Manikganj district. Two policemen were also injured in the encounter.

3
7
Total
7
7

2006

SL.No

Date

Place/ District

Killed
Injured
1

March 13

JMB bomb expert, Shakil alias Mollah Omar, is killed along with his wife and two children during an encounter with the RAB personnel at Kaliajuri in Comilla town.

4
0
2

June 12

Ten NLFT cadres are killed in a one hour-long fierce gun battle with a joint force of Army and the RAB at Sajek border area under Baghaichhari sub-district in the Rangamati district.

10
0
3

June 21

PBCP cadres belonging to its Communist-War faction kill three cadres of their rival Marxist-Leninist faction, identified as Abul Hossain, Dukhu and Raju, in an internecine clash at Gangni sub-district in the Meherpur district.

3
0
4

October 11

PBCP-Janajuddha extremists abduct and subsequently kill three BNP activists in the Mirpur sub-district of Kushtia district.

3
0
5

November 21

A regional leader of PBCP-Janajuddha, Amjad Hossain, was killed by his rivals in a crowded market area at Jalalpur in Sadar sub-district of Pabna. Three of the attackers were killed in a subsequent encounter with RAB personnel at Dhopaghata village under Pabna sadar sub-district.

4
0
6

November 28

Four cadres of the PBCP, including a regional leader of the outfit's Lal Pataka faction, were killed in an encounter with the Rapid Action Battalion personnel at Ataikula in the Pabna district.

4
0
Total
28
0

2005

SL.No

Date

Place (District)

Killed
Injured
1

January 27

Former Finance Minister, Shah AMS Kibria, and four other AL activists are killed and at least 70 persons sustain injuries during a grenade attack on an AL rally at Boidder Bazaar in the Habiganj District.

5
70
2

October 26

Cadres of the PBCP-Janajuddha kill five workers of the ruling BNP in the Kushtia, Chuadanga, Jhenidah and Narail Districts in a span of eight hours.

5
0
3

November 14

A JMB cadre belonging to the suicide squad of the outfit explodes a bomb killing two senior assistant judges and wounding three people in the District headquarter of Jhalakathi.

3
3
4

November 23

Five GMF cadres, including a top leader Swapan and his deputy Mufa, are killed and three Police personnel injured in an encounter at Baruria village in the Kushtia district.

5
3
5

November 29

Nine people, including two lawyers and a Police constable, are killed and 78 persons injured in two suicide bomb attacks by the JMB cadres in the Chittagong and Gazipur court premises. The Gazipur suicide bomber is killed and the Chittagong suicide bomber, Abul Bashar, is seriously injured in the incident.

9
78
6

December 8

Six persons are killed and 46 injured by a suicide bomber of the JMB in front of the office of the Udichi, cultural wing of the Communist Party of Bangladesh, in the Netrakona district.

6
46
7

December 28

Three para-military personnel are killed and several others injured by the PBCP cadres at their camp under the remote Bamihalunder Singra Police Station in the Natore District. 11 firearms and 139 rifle bullets are taken away by the PBCP from the camp.

3
NS
Total
36
200

2004

SL.NO

Date

Place (District)

Killed
Injured
1

May 30

Purba Banglar Communist Party (PBCP) cadres kill eight Gono Mukti Fouz (GMF) cadres in Kushtia district.

8
0
2

August 21

A series of grenade attacks on former Prime Minister and Awami League leader Sheikh Hasina's rally at Bangabandhu Avenue in Dhaka leaves at least 19 people dead and 200 others injured.

19
200
Total
27
200

2003

SL.NO

Date

Place (District)

Killed
Injured
1

January 17

At least eight persons are killed and eight more injured in a bomb blast at a carnival in Dariapur village of Tangail District, 70km north of the capital Dhaka.

8
8

2002

SL.NO

Date

Place (District)

Killed
Injured
1

September 16

Four Policemen are killed and nine others injured in an attack on a Police camp under Belkuchi sub-District of Sirajganj District, by an estimated 40 left-wing extremists of the outlawed PBCP.

4
9
2

December 7

18 persons are killed and approximately 300 others are injured in serial bomb blasts at four cinema halls in and around Mymensingh District.

18
300
Total
22
309

2001

SL.NO

Date

Place (District)

Killed
Injured
1

January 20

Six persons are killed and approximately 50 others injured in two separate bomb blasts in Dhaka.

6
50
2

February 6

Seven persons are killed and approximately 100 others injured in a clash between IOJ fundamentalists and SFs at Brahanbaria District bordering the Indian State of Tripura.

7
100
3

April 14

Eight persons are killed in a bomb explosion set off by suspected Islamist fundamentalists at a Bengali New Year cultural function in Dhaka.

8
0
4

June 3

Ten persons are killed and 25 others injured in a bomb blast at a catholic mission church at Baniachar, Gopalganj District.

10
25
5

June 15

An estimated 21 persons are killed and over 100 others injured in a bomb explosion at the ruling Awami League Party office at Narayanganj town of  Narayanganj District.

21
100
6

September 24

Eight persons are killed and more than hundred others injured in a bomb blast at an election rally at Mollarhat, Bagerhat District.

8
100
7

September 25

Four persons are killed in an explosion near the venue of an Awami League election meeting at Shullah, Sunamganj District.

4
0
Total
64
375

1999

SL.NO

Date

Place (District)

Killed
Injured
1

March 7

Six persons are killed and approximately 100 others are injured in two bomb explosions at a cultural function in Jessore district.

6
100
2

October 8

Seven persons of the Ahamadiya sect are killed and at least 40 others injured during a bomb explosion at the Kadiani Mosque in Khulna District.

7
40
Total
13
140

1996

SL. No.

Date

Place (District)

Killed
Injured
1

September 11

Shanti Bahini rebels abduct and later kill 30 Bengali settlers in Rangamati District.

30
0

Note:Compiled from news reports and are provisional.

 

 

 

 

 
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