Shibir man hurt in blast
An Islami Chhatra Shibir activist was injured in explosion while making bombs at a Quran learning centre in Mirsarai upazila of Chittagong yesterday.
Police said Shibir activist Alamgir, 24, was injured as the bombs went off at Talimul Quran Academy in the upazila's Jamalpur around 4:30pm.
At least 15 to 20 bombs were blasted there, said Md Iftekhar Hasan, officer-in-charge (OC) of Jorarganj Police Station.
But Alamgir had managed to flee, the OC said, adding that they had arrested Alamgir's younger brother Muktar Hossain in this connection from their house adjacent to the academy.
The two brothers are actively involved in the politics of Shibir, the OC said, adding that they also had recovered bomb-making materials from the house.
There was a case filed with Jorarganj Police Station against them on the charge of blasting crude bombs during hartal, the OC added.
On October 7, at least seven people were injured when a powerful bomb went off at Jamiatul Ulum Al Islamia Madrasa in Lalkhan Bazar of the port city, which was established by Hefajat Nayeb-e-Ameer Mufti Izharul Islam Chowdhury.
Three of them succumbed to their injuries later.