Update December 25, 2018

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3 injured in bomb attack on AL election procession

Mirajul Moin Joy

Three people sustained burn injuries in a bomb attack on a procession of Awami League allegedly by some BNP activists during electioneering at Jahanabad in Chattogram’s Sitakunda on Tuesday, reports UNB.

The injured are Abu Salek, Mohammad Raihan and Taiab Uddin.

Witnesses said the activists of local unit Awami League brought out a procession in the area around 11:00am and at the same time the BNP activists also brought out a procession.

When the processions of both the parties reached Chairman Ghata Member Bari area, a petrol bomb was hurled targeting the procession of Awami League, leaving three people burn injured.

The injured were taken to the burn unit of the Chattogram Medical College Hospital, said assistant sub-inspector Alauddin Talukdar of Chattogram Medical College Hospital outpost.

A chase and counter-chase took place between the activists of the two parties, leaving 15 people injured.

On information, a team of police went to the spot and brought the situation under control, said Delwar Hossain, officer-in-charge of Sitakunda police station.

Necessary action will be taken against those involved in the bomb attack on Awami League procession, he said.

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