At least five persons were injured as unidentified miscreants hurled two crude bombs on Awami League poll campaigners in Cumilla’s Chandina upazila on Saturday night.
The bombs were hurled targeting the ruling party men who were seeking votes for Ali Ashraf, AL candidate vying for Cumilla-7 seat, in Madhaiya union of the upazila around 7:30pm, party sources said.
The injured were identified as Ibrahim, 18, Ozayer, 22, Kader, 35, Ruhul Amin,40, and Moslem, 60, all from Madhaiya union.
A group of 10-15 miscreants riding on three microbuses reached the spot and threw two crude bombs, leaving five AL men injured, said Abdul Halim, convener of Chandina upazila unit of Tanti League.
The attackers fled the scene chanting slogans for ‘Sheaf of paddy,’ he claimed.
Abu Faisal Mia, officer in charge of Chandina police station, said that they had collected the evidence of bomb explosion and recovered nine unexploded bombs from the spot. “We are looking into the matter,” he said.
At a press briefing, Muntakim Ashraf Titu, AL joint secretary of Cumilla north district unit, blamed the supporters of Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) candidate Redwan Ahmed for the attack.
Mentionable, LDP is a component of the BNP-led 20-Party Alliance.