01:17 PM, December 24, 2018 / LAST MODIFIED: 02:14 PM, December 24, 2018

2 AL electoral camps attacked in Sunamganj, Sylhet

Two electoral camps of Awami League candidates were attacked in Sunamganj and Sylhet early today.

The camp of AL candidate for Sunamganj-1 constituency Moazzem Hossain Ratan came under arson attack in Jamalganj upazila around 3:30am.

“Miscreants set the camp on fire at Ujan Lalpur village with gasoline that burned the makeshift establishment along with the campaign materials inside it” said claimed Hossain a member of Ratan’s electoral management committee.

Abul Hashem, officer-in-charge (OC) of Jamalganj Police Station, confirmed the incident saying security has been beefed up around all the electoral camps in the area following the incident and police are investigating the matter.

Meanwhile in Sylhet city, miscreants blasted a couple of crude bombs at the electoral camp of AL candidate for Sylhet-1 constituency AK Abdul Momen in Chowkidekhi area around 1:30am.

 “Some miscreants on a motorbike threw the crude bombs inside the camp but luckily nobody got injured,” said Jahid Ahmed Masum, AL general secretary of Sylhet city ward-6 unit.

SM Shahadat Hossain, officer-in-charge (OC) of Airport Police Station, said a case in this regard has been filed and police are trying to trace the attackers.

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