10:53 AM, December 23, 2018 / LAST MODIFIED: 11:28 AM, December 23, 2018

Crude bomb attack on AL rally in Cumilla, 5 hurt

At least five Awami League activists were injured as unidentified criminals hurled two crude bombs on an election campaign rally in Cumilla’s Chandina upazila last night.  

The bombs were hurled targeting the rally for brought out to seek vote for Ali Ashraf, AL candidate from Cumilla-7, at Madhaiya around 7:30pm, our district correspondent reports quoting AL leaders.

The injured are Ibrahim, 18, Ozayer, 22, Kader, 35, Ruhul Amin,40, and Moslem, 60, of Madhaiya union in the upazila.

A group of 10-15 miscreants on three microbuses reached the spot and threw two crude bombs, leaving five AL men injured, said Abdul Halim, convener of Chandina upazila unit of Tanti League.

The attackers were chanting slogan for “Sheaf of paddy” and fled the scene, he claimed.

Abu Faisal Mia, officer in charge of Chandina Police Station, said they collected the evidence of bomb explosion and recovered nine unexploded bombs from the spot. “We are looking into the matter.”

In a press briefing, Muntakim Ashraf Titu, AL joint secretary of Cumilla north district unit, blamed the supporters of LDP candidate Redwan Ahmed for the attack.

Mentionable, LDP is a component of the BNP-led 20-party alliance.


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