Thursday, February 10, 2005

BANGLADESH: Bomb attacks kill 53 in southwestern region in 1 year

+ Informed circles alleged that the southwestern borders were being used as safe zone for smuggling explosives and bomb making materials into the country. A section of terrorists and the cadresof outlawed parties reportedly usually carry bombs and bomb making materials from India +

Bomb attacks kill 53 in southwestern region in 1 year


DHAKA, Feb. 10 (Xinhuanet) -- At least 53 persons were killed and more than hundred injured in a series of bomb attacks in different areas of the southwestern region of the country during last one year.

The bomb throwers and their masterminds mainly targeted political activists, businessmen and journalists, The New Nation reported Thursday.

According to official records, a total of 65 bomb attacks occurred at different areas of the Khulna district alone in last one year while 23 in Jessore and Jhenidah.

On last Saturday, a bomb blast at the Khulna Press Cub hurt four journalists creating panic among the city residents.

Investigation into most of the bomb cases has made no headway and the miscreants involved in the incidents have also remained atlarge.

Informed circles alleged that the southwestern borders were being used as safe zone for smuggling explosives and bomb making materials into the country. A section of terrorists and the cadresof outlawed parties reportedly usually carry bombs and bomb making materials from India.