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AL pays tribute to August 21 grenade attack victims

  • Published at 10:54 am August 21st, 2019
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People pay tribute to the victims of August 21 grenade attack by placing wreaths at a makeshift memorial built in front of Awami League’s central office on Bangabandhu Avenue in Dhaka on Wednesday, August 21, 2019 Mehedi Hasan/Dhaka Tribune

On August 21, 2004, a deadly grenade attack was carried out at an anti-terrorism rally of Awami League on Bangabandhu Avenue in Dhaka

The Awami League has paid tribute to the victims of August 21 grenade attack by placing wreaths at a makeshift memorial built in front of Awami League’s central office on Bangabandhu Avenue in Dhaka.

Leaders and activists, led by party General Secretary Obaidul Quader, placed the wreaths at the makeshift memorial, built in memory of the victims of the grenade attack, on Wednesday morning.

At the event, Obaidul Quader, also the road transport and bridges minister, said those responsible for the August 21 grenade attack will be brought to book.


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On August 21, 2004, a deadly grenade attack was carried out at an anti-terrorism rally of Awami League on Bangabandhu Avenue in Dhaka.

The attack killed 24 people, including the then president of Bangladesh Mohila Awami League and late President Zillur Rahman's wife, Ivy Rahman, and injured over 500 others.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, the then the opposition leader, narrowly escaped with severe injuries from the attack.