The kidnapping of more than 200 Nigerian schoolgirls last month has sparked global outrage, launched an international manhunt and instantly turned an obscure West African militant group into a household name in the United States. And it has raised a central question: Does the rapidly growing number of al Qaeda splinter groups pose as much of a threat as al Qaeda itself?
An extensive manhunt has been launched against Michael Fernandes, being investigated for accepting a contract to harm the
family members of State Home Minister Ravi Naika managed to escape from police custody.
Bangladesh police on Monday launched a manhunt for the son of a top opposition BNP leader for allegedly staging a bomb blast outside party chief Khaleda Zia`s office that had prompted the government to step up security for her.