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Dhaka Tribune

Targeted attacks continue in capital

Update : 27 Oct 2013, 08:56 PM

Unidentified criminals continued their panic-spreading strategy of targeting sensitive establishments, by setting off crude bombs last night at the residences of International Crimes Tribunal Prosecutor Tureen Afroz and Privatisation Commission Chairman Mirza Jalil.

In Uttara, unidentified criminals hurled a crude bomb targeting the Uttara residence of Tureen Afroz at around 8:45pm, witnesses said.

The prosecutor told the Dhaka Tribune that some unidentified persons carried out the bomb attack when she was walking on the lawn of the house with her daughter.

She said the bomb exploded only 10-feet away from them. “I think some people carried out the attack in a planned way,” said Tureen, who is also a teacher at Brac University.

Khandaker Rezaul Hassan, officer-in-charge of Uttara (west) police station, said a team visited the spot and was investigating the incident to identify the criminals.

Meanwhile, two crude bombs were thrown at the residence of Privatisation Commission Chairman Dr Mirza Jalil, who is also an adviser to Awami League, in the capital’s Adabar at around 9pm.

Talking to the Dhaka Tribune, Jalil said some unknown criminals hurled two bombs targeting his house in his presence.

Both the bombs hit the grills of a window and exploded with a loud noise, causing his family members to panic, said the ruling party adviser.

Dr Jalil also said he saw the criminals fleeing on a car after the attack.

Sub-Inspector Sirajul Islam of Adabar police station said the police had visited the spot following the incident and found marks of the explosions.

On a separate incident, Sumon Mahbub, son of Attorney General Mahbub-e-Alam, on Sunday received death threats against him and his entire family through a letter, which also had a piece of shroud attached to it.

Sumon, who is a journalist of an online news agency, filed a general diary with Uttara (west) police station in this connection.

Earlier, separate death threats were also issued against his father Attorney General Mahbub-e-Alam and his sister Shishir Kona.

Sub-Inspector Shahidul Islam of Uttara (west) police station said Sumon had mentioned in the GD that he received the death threat at around noon through a letter issued by “Islam Rokkhakari Dal.”

“The computer composed letter was sent to Sumon’s address at their Uttara residence by post”, the SI said.

He added that the letter also threatened of killing all of Sumon’s family members.

Earlier on October 22, the attorney general’s daughter Shishir Kona was also served a similar letter and a GD was filed with Shahbagh police station.  

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