The grenade attack on August 21, 2004 is the most horrific of terrorist acts in the country since the liberation.
On that day, 24 Awami League leaders and workers were brutally killed and over 300 injured in the grenade attack on a rally in Bangabandhu Avenue addressed by the then Leader of the Opposition and AL chief, Sheikh Hasina.
Ivy Rahman, wife of the late president Zillur Rahman and a veteran politician and women affairs secretary of the Awami League, succumbed to her injuries three days after the grisly attack.
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Progress in the investigation is still unclear while the families of the dead and the victims of the mayhem who were maimed and disabled continue to live their lives in agony and dire distress.
Since the beginning of the trial in 2008, the court had recorded the statements of only 172 of 491 witnesses.