‘Taliban hunter’ killed in bomb blasts

In the wake of Bangladesh’s election, prime minister Sheikh Hasina has said massive drives will be conducted to arrest all those involved in recent attacks on the Hindus and other minority groups in the run-up to, and during, the polls.

Warning the culprits that stern action would be taken, she vowed to contain the violence with an ‘iron hand’, saying that ‘none will be spared A drive has been underway in Jessore since [January 6], and some culprits have been arrested.’

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A new surge of terror

Pakistan is witnessing a new wave of terrorist attacks and with it, hopes of finding a politically negotiated solution to the long-running conflict are fading.

The military has been forced twice in recent weeks to launch retaliatory attacks against the militants’ hideouts in the volatile North Waziristan tribal region bordering Afghanistan. These were the first airstrikes in North Waziristan since 2007, when a ceasefire was concluded between the military and the militants.

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