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BNP leader Ishraque’s motorcade attacked on way to Barisal rally

Nine people injured in attack ahead of BNP’s mass rally in Barisal

Update : 05 Nov 2022, 03:34 PM

The motorcade of Ishraque Hossain, a member of BNP's foreign affairs committee, was allegedly attacked on the way to the party's mass rally venue in Barisal early Saturday.

BNP Central Organizing Secretary Bilkis Jahan Shirin said this in her complaint.

Besides, Ishtiaq Aziz Ulfat, president of Muktijoddha party, could not enter the rally due to obstacles.

Nine people were also injured when the motorcade was attacked, reports UNB.

Ishraque was unhurt and reached the venue around 9am. A number of vehicles were also vandalized during the attack, BNP activists said.

He said a group of miscreants attacked their motorcade when they reached Mahilara Bazar in Gouranadi upazila in the morning.

Nine activists and leaders of BNP, including Shahidul Haque, general secretary of ward 38 of Dhaka South BNP, and Mamun Bhuiya were injured in the attack.

Ishraque also said that they faced a number of obstructions on their way to Barisal.

BNP Media Cell Member Sayrul Kabir Khan claimed a group of Awami League and its associate bodies' activists, numbering 50-60, intercepted the vehicle carrying Ishtiaque Aziz Ulfat, president of Jatiyatabadi Muktijoddha Dal, at Gouranadi Bus Stand in Barisal this morning. Later, they forced him to turn back to Dhaka, he said.

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