21 August Attack | The Daily Star
  • War expertise used in blast

    A court observation in the August 21 grenade attack case verdicts highlights the expertise of the attackers.

  • Grenades came from Pakistan


    August 21, 2004...

  • 113 activists of BNP, Jamaat arrested

    Police yesterday arrested 113 leaders and activists of BNP, Jamaat-e-Islami and Islami Chhatra Shibir in Cumilla and Jashore to “prevent deterioration of law and order” over the August 21 grenade attack case verdict.

  • A trip down grenade-hit lane

    Anisur Rahman, deputy chief photographer of The Daily Star, was right behind Ivy Rahman when grenades were hurled on the truck-turned-dais at the Awami League rally on Bangabandhu Avenue on August 21, 2004. Having narrowly escaped the bloodbath, the lens man revisits the fateful afternoon.

  • 21 August Attack: Justice in sight after 14 years

    With over 300 splinters inside his body, all Suranjit Sengupta wanted until his death was justice for the August 21 grenade attack. "I want justice," said the Awami League leader in tears while testifying before a court in 2015, eleven years after the attack on an AL rally that left 24 people killed and over 300 wounded.