Terrorist blast in Bangladesh kills one injure 30 during national strike called to oppose suicide bombings for shar'ia
December 1, 2005
Cops hurt in Bangladesh blast
Dhaka - Several police officers were injured on Thursday in a blast during a national strike called to protest two suicide bombings aimed at imposing strict Islamic law, said an official.
Kamrul Islam, officer-in-charge of Joydevpur police near Gazipur, said: "A member of Jamayetul Muahideen - an Islamic extremist group - brought a bomb in a tea flask and detonated it, injuring some policemen and himself."
Islam added: "He was caught red-handed and he is seriously injured."
The exact number of police officers hurt and other details were not immediately known.
Jamayetul Mujahideen had been blamed for two suicide bombings on Tuesday targeting the judiciary in which 10 people died, including the bombers.
A nationwide general strike was called by Bangladesh's Supreme Court Bar Association to protest the attacks, the latest in a series targeting the judiciary and official buildings.
Jamayetul Mujahideen wanted strict Islamic law to be instituted in the Muslim-majority country.
One Killed, At Least 19 Injured In Bangladesh Bomb Blast
Authorities in Bangladesh say at least one person has been killed and at least 19 others injured in a bomb blast north of the capital, Dhaka, during a national strike to protest recent suicide attacks.
Police say the explosion occurred Thursday at a police checkpoint near a court building in Gazipur, 30 kilometers north of the captial. The court complex was the same place where at least six people were killed and 50 others injured in a suicide bombing on Tuesday. Several others were killed in an attack outside a courthouse in the southern port city of Chittagong.
A nationwide general strike was called by Bangladesh's Supreme Court Bar Association to protest the bombings.
Police blamed the attacks on the outlawed Islamic militant group Jumatul Mujahedin Bangladesh, which wants strict Islamic law to be instituted in the Muslim-majority country.