Five employees of a distributor company of Akij Group were injured when muggers opened fire and blasted several crude bombs while snatching Tk 31 lakh from them in Moghbazar area of the capital this morning.
The victims are Harun-or-Rashid, general manager of JR Corporation Ltd, Nur Mohammad, accounts officer; Altaf Hossain, security guard; Mintu Ali Manik, a mechanic; and Jahir, a store keeper of the company.
Of them, Rashid sustained spinster injuries while Mohammad bullet wounds during the incident.
They are undergoing treatment at Insaf Baraka Kidney and General Hospital.
But they are now out of danger, said Sirajuddin, deputy superintendent of the hospital.
The five staff along with two others went out of their Dilu Road office in Moghbazar around 10:20am to deposit the money to National Credit and Commerce Bank, which is around 50 yards away from the office.
Suddenly, three muggers rushed to the spot and blasted 10 to 15 handmade bombs. Rashid, Altaf, Manik and Jahir received splinter injuries during the explosion.
The snatchers also stabbed Altaf and took away the box of money, the victim told The Daily Star.
The muggers fired several bullets that left Mohammad injured.