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Crude bombs thrown at Maitree Express train in Pabna

  • Train not damaged
  • No passenger injured
Update : 01 Nov 2023, 04:38 PM

Unidentified attackers hurled two crude bombs at the Maitree Express train near Ishwardi junction in Pabna Wednesday afternoon.

The train was not damaged by the attack and no passenger was injured as the crude bomb exploded beside the passing train.

The incident took place around 12pm as the train from Kolkata was heading towards Dhaka.

Confirming the matter, Ishwardi Railway police station Officer-in-Charge (OC) Harunuzzaman Rumel said that an object was thrown at the Maitree Express, resulting in damage to a window of the train compartment. Fortunately, no injuries were reported, and the train continued its journey as scheduled. However, signs of arson were discovered at the scene.

Pabna Additional Superintendent of Police (Administration-Finance) Masud Alam mentioned, "Two crude bombs were hurled at the train, damaging one of the train's windows. Fortunately, there was no further damage. We are investigating the matter thoroughly."

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