Attack on cops in Comilla, 2 held
01:26 PM, March 07, 2017 / LAST MODIFIED: 07:17 PM, March 07, 2017

Cops attacked in Comilla, 2 held

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A police check post came under attack in Comilla today, a day after a bomb attack for snatching away a death row militant. Two persons were detained.

The incident took place on Dhaka-Chittagong highway in Chandina, our Comilla correspondent reports. Two criminals were arrested. Earlier, police said that the two were “JMB militants”.

Also read: Crude bombs thrown at prison vans

They hurled a crude bomb at law enforcers and tried to flee during a routine check in a passenger bus around 12:00pm, said Nasir Uddin Mridha, officer-in-charge (OC) of Chandina Police Station.

The bomb did not explode, he said.

Several handmade bombs were seized from the attackers. Photo: Star

Police chased down Hasan, 22, hailing from Patia, and Jashim, 20, by firing shots at them, he added.

Jashim has pallet injuries in his body, Sub-inspector Monir, in-charge of the temporary police check point at Kutumbopur, said.

Both the arrestees were admitted to Comilla Medical College Hospital, the SI said.

A shoulder bag containing several handmade bombs was seized from their possession, he added.

Police are investigating whether they have any link with militancy, he said.  

Yesterday, suspected militants hurled several bombs at a convoy of four prison vans, one of which was carrying condemned Harkat-ul-Jihad al-Islami (Huji) chief Mufti Abdul Hannan.

Police suspect the attack was carried out to snatch away the top militant.

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