Four hurt in attack on BNP meeting
At least four people were injured when some masked men blasted cocktails and fired shots at an election meeting of local BNP men in Noakhali last evening.
All the injured were struck by shotgun pellets, said Jahir Uddin Harun, BNP mayoral candidate in Choumohoni municipality, who had convened the meeting at the residence of a party leader in Hazipur village under Begumgonj upazila.
The injured were receiving treatment at local clinics, Harun said.
Three of the victims were identified as Shaon, Bhutto and Khokon, all BNP activists.
Witnesses say Harun and other party members were discussing issues of the December 30 municipal polls in the front yard of the house around 6:00pm when seven to eight people wearing masks hurled crude bombs and fired shots at them.
Harun alleged that activists of pro-Awami League Chhatra League and Jubo League might have been involved in the incident.
His claim, however, could not be verified.