Bus driver hurt in Karwan Bazar crude bomb blast
A bus driver was injured as miscreants hurled at least two crude bombs at the vehicle at Karwar Bazar in Dhaka this morning during the 36-hour nationwide hartal (shutdown) enforced by the BNP-led 20-party alliance.
Driver Sarbat Ali, 35, received treatment from Dhaka Medical College and Hospital, said Inspector Mozammel Hossain, camp in-charge of DMCH police camp.
Witnesses said the miscreants hurled the bomb at the bus of Bihanga Paribahan around 9:45am.
The alliance started the hartal since 6:00am today protesting against the proposed power tariff hike, arrest of alliance men and ‘the government's conspiracy for subversive activities’ is progressing peacefully.
It enforced when the country has been reeling under an indefinite blockade of the alliance for the past 20 days.
At least 30 lives perished, scores burnt and many groaning in hospital beds with other forms of injury during the blockade so far.
Meanwhile, at least two buses were set afire by miscreants in Dhaka Bus Stand area of Naogaon district town early today, hours before the start of the shutdown.
Jakirul Islam, officer-in-charge of Sadar Police Station said miscreants set fire two buses of Dhaka-bound ‘TR Travels’ and ‘Dipjol Enterprise’ parked in the Bus Stand area at about 4:00am.
Informed, two firefighting units rushed to the spot and put out the blaze.