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Open Fire


August 15: * Early in the morning, some disgruntled army officers lead the pre-planned attack to assassinate and overthrow President Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. They start firing indiscriminately on his residence at Dhanmondi 32. * Bangabandhu phones army chief General KM Shafiullah and says, "Shafiullah, your forces have attacked my house. Perhaps they have already killed Kamal. Send forces quickly". * Shafiullah rings his deputy General Ziaur Rahman and chiefs of two other services to mobilise troops to help the president. It...

Pak journo Hamid Mir hurt in gun attack

Pak journo Hamid Mir hurt in gun attack

Unknown gunmen on motorcycles opened fire on Pakistani journalist Hamid Mir in Karachi this evening, injuring the senior reporter and television anchorperson. Reports said the incident took place on Sharae Faisal near Natha Khan area when the gunmen opened fire on his vehicle around 5:30pm. Mir was taken to a private hospital for emergency treatment. The...

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