The Day of Carnage | The Daily Star

The Day of Carnage

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Just before the grenade attacks, the then opposition leader Sheikh Hasina waves at her party men gathered at a protest rally in front of Awami League headquarters on Bangabandhu Avenue in Dhaka on August 21, 2004. Photo: Anisur Rahman/STAR

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Just before the grenade attacks, the then opposition leader Sheikh Hasina addressing her party men gathered at a protest rally in front of Awami League headquarters on Bangabandhu Avenue in Dhaka on August 21, 2004. Photo: Anisur Rahman/STAR

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Just after the blast at the protest rally on Dhaka's Bangabandhu Avenue on August 21, 2004, rescuers try to lift a shell-shocked Ivy Rahman with both her legs badly mauled. Photo: STAR

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The body of Mahbub Alam, 42, one of the security personnel of Sheikh Hasina, who stood close by her during the grenade attack at a protest rally on Bangabandhu Avenue on August 21, 2004. Photo: STAR

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Awami League activists at DMCH mourn the deaths of their fellows in a grenade attack at Bangabandhu Avenue on August 21, 2004. Photo: STAR

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The dead and the injured litter in front of the AL headquarters on Bangabandhu Avenue after the attack on August 21, 2004. Photo: STAR

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Victims in front of the AL headquarters on Bangabandhu Avenue after the attack on August 21, 2004. Photo: STAR

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People carry in an attempt to rescue an injured in the August 21, 2004 grenade attack. Photo: STAR

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The dead and the injured litter in front of the AL headquarters on Bangabandhu Avenue after the attack on August 21, 2004. Photo: STAR

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An injured police official in the August 21, 2004 grenade attack. Photo: STAR

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A number of vehicles were set on fire by protesters after the grenade attack on August 21, 2004. Photo: STAR

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People carry in an attempt to rescue an injured in the August 21, 2004 grenade attack. Photo: STAR

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People carry in an attempt to rescue an injured in the August 21, 2004 grenade attack. Photo: STAR

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People carry in an attempt to rescue an injured in the August 21, 2004 grenade attack. Photo: STAR

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An injured in the August 21, 2004 grenade attack. Photo: STAR

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