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Explosion at 6 spots in Jessore

  • Published at 02:30 pm January 27th, 2019
Photo shows a spot in Kazipara area of Jessore, where improvised bombs were exploded, among six separate spots, on Sunday, January 27, 2019 Dhaka Tribune

No one was injured in the blasts, some targeting Awami League and Chhatra League leaders’ homes

Unidentified miscreants have set off about 12 improvised bombs, known locally as cocktails, at six separate spots in Jessore city.

However, no one was reported to be injured in the series of explosions that took place early Sunday.

According to local sources, unidentified perpetrators hurled the bombs at various points in Jessore city including  front of the house of Jessore 3 lawmaker Kazi Nabil Ahmed in Kazipara, Central Road, Garikhana Road and in front of Chakladar Filling Station, owned by Awami League’s Jessore district unit Secretary Shaheen Chaklader. 

Confirming the matter to the Dhaka Tribune, District Unit Jubo League Organizing Secretary Moinuddin Mithu said: “We do not know who did it.”

“Bombs were exploded at Kazipara’s Kathaltala, Jessore City Unit Awami League Secretary Hasan Lal’s residence, former Vice-President of Chhatra League Foysal Khan’s Central Road residence, Zabeer International Hotel in Garikhana Road and Chakhladar Filling Station,” he said.

Mithu added that previously,on the night of January 25, miscreants set off numerous bombs in a similar manner at the residences of two other Jubo League leaders in Jessore.

When asked, Jessore Sadar Upazila Unit Awami League President Mohit Kumar Nath said: “I have heard about the incident. However, the identities of the perpetrators have yet to be ascertained.”

While talking to the Dhaka Tribune, Jessore Katwali Police Station Officer-in-Charge (OC) Apurba Hasan said: “It is a matter of factional clashes.”

“A vested quarter is carrying out these activities to establish supremacy in the area, and also to let people and the administration know about their presence,” he opined.