Ishraque says his motorcade attacked on way to Barishal; 9 hurt
Ishraque Hossain, member of BNP's foreign affairs committee, claimed that nine people were injured when his motorcade came under attack by miscreants on the way to the party's divisional rally venue in Barishal city this morning (November 5, 2022).
Ishraque, also BNP's Dhaka South City unit leader, was unhurt and reached the venue around 9am. A number of vehicles were also vandalised during the attack, BNP activists said.
Ishraque said a group of miscreants attacked their motorcade when they reached Mahilara Bazar in Gouranadi upazila in the morning.
Nine activists and leaders of BNP, including Shahidul Haque, general secretary of No 38 Ward of Dhaka South City unit of BNP, and Mamun Bhuiya were injured in the attack.
Ishraque also said that they faced a number of obstructions on their way to Barishal.
BNP media cell member Sayrul Kabir Khan said a group of Awami League and its associate bodies' activists, numbering 50-60, intercepted the vehicle carrying Ishtiaque Aziz Ulfat, president of Jatiyatabadi Muktijoddha Dal, at Gouranadi Bus Stand in Barishal this morning.
Later, they forced him to turn back to Dhaka, he said.