Two policemen were injured as a hand-bomb exploded in front of a police box at Science Laboratory intersection in Dhaka on this night (Saturday).
Abdul Latif, officer-in-charge of Dhanmondi Police Station, confirming the matter to media said the incident took place around 9:20pm.The injured cops were admitted to Dhaka Medical College and Hospital (DMCH). They were identified as ASI Shahabuddin, 35 and traffic constable Aminul Islam.
Both of them are members of the protection team of LGRD Minister Tazul Islam, said in-charge of DMCH police camp inspector Bachchu Mia.
He, however, could not confirm whether they were providing escort to the minister when the crude bomb went off with a big bang around 9:20pm.
Sources at the DMCH said Shahabuddin sustained injuries to his both legs under knee while Aminul to fingers of his right hand.
They were first taken to a local hospital and then shifted to the DMCH.
Being informed, a bomb disposal unit rushed to the spot.