Kushtia BNP leader escapes bomb attack

A bomb thrown on Monday night in Laxmipur Bazar area missed former MP of Kushtia and President of Jatiyatabadi Muktijudhha Dol Sohrab Uddin but ended up injuring some of his companions, says police.District BNP General Secretary Sohrab alleged it was part of a conspiracy to murder him ahead of the upcoming national elections.
Sohrab has been elected thrice an MP from Kushtia.
Locals say Sohrab, on his way back to Kushtia city from his village Piyarpur, stopped his car at Laxmipur bazar to talk to some party leaders.
Around 9:30pm, some miscreants lobbed a bomb at Sohrab, which burst with a deafening sound.
Islamic University Police Station OC Gazi Ruhul Amin told bdnews24.com that the bomb missed the BNP leader and he escaped unhurt.
Three of the four people injured in the bomb blast have been identified so far. They are Zakir Hossain, ‘Selim’ and ‘Mostakin’.
Sohrab told reporters that ‘a certain group’ wanted to murder him ahead of the elections.
BNP supporters have demonstrated in Kushtia city against the bomb attack on Monday night.
– bdnews24.com

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