5 injured in bomb attack
Five including two municipal councillors in Meherpur of the district were injured in a bomb attack last night.
The councillors are Mizanur Rahman Ripon, 40, and Abdullah Bin Hasem, 44.
Mizanur and Hasem were at Rajdhani Store, a cosmetics shop owned by Mizanur, last night and around 9:30pm four people came there on two motorbikes and hurled two bombs at the store, said witnesses.
Besides the councillors, three employees of the shop-- Nurul Islam, Nayan and Milon-- sustained injuries in the attack.
The injured were taken to Meherpur General Hospital where doctors referred Mizanur and Nayan to Dhaka Medical College Hospital since their condition was critical.
The police rushed to the spot and recovered splinters of the bombs.
Mizanur is also general secretary of municipality unit Jubo League. The police picked up general secretary of district unit Jubo League Abdullah Al Mamun Bipul soon after the incident.
The police, however, could not ascertain the reason behind the incident.