An organising secretary of district Torun League, a pro-Awami League organisation, was killed, and a district Jubo League leader was seriously injured in a bomb attack in Palbari area of Jessore on Sunday night.
The dead was identified as Sheikh Monirul Islam, 36, from Police Lines Talikhona area, while the injured was Santosh Ghosh, 36, from Puraton Kosba area.
A K M Azmal Huda, officer-in-charge of Kotwali Police Station, said a gang of miscreants hurled a bomb at Monirul and Santosh, while they were in the Palbari area waiting for transport, around 11:45pm.
Locals rushed to the spot, rescued the two, and took them to Jessore General Hospital. Monirul died on the way, while Santosh is currently under treatment there.
Locals said the attack took place due to the on-going conflict between two Awami League groups for the past five to seven years. They added that the conflict, over establishing domination in the area, has also been the reason for the growing extortion in the area.
A police operation to arrest the criminals was underway last night.