[QODLink]
Archive
Blast kills Bangladesh politician
An opposition leader in Bangladesh has been killed in a bomb attack by an outlawed Maoist group in the crime-prone southwestern city of Khulna.
Last Modified: 09 Mar 2006 06:37 GMT
The country has been rocked by a series of blasts
An opposition leader in Bangladesh has been killed in a bomb attack by an outlawed Maoist group in the crime-prone southwestern city of Khulna.

Police said Bacchu Chowdhury, 40, died on the way to hospital after the blast late on Wednesday near the shop he runs.

Chowdhury was a local leader of the Jatiya Party, the third-biggest party in the Bangladesh national parliament.
  
Nasir Ahmed, the local police chief, said the outlawed Maoist group Janajuddha (People's War) claimed responsibility for the killing in a telephone call to a local Bengali-language newspaper.
  
The murder follows a bomb attack in the city last month against a local leader of the main opposition Awami League party.
  
Sheikh Yunus Ali, an elected Khulna councillor, lost his right hand and suffered splinter wounds to his back after unidentified attackers threw two bombs at him.
  
The Maoist group has been linked to dozens of killings of politicians and journalists in the past decade in Khulna and other southwestern districts.
  
A bomb attack on Tuesday in nearby Jhenidah wounded four people. The attack, said by police to be possibly linked to a Maoist group, was the town's third in a week.

Source:
AFP
Topics in this article
Country
City
Featured on Al Jazeera
Italy struggles to deal with growing flood of migrants willing to risk their lives to reach the nearest European shores.
Israel's Operation Protective Edge is the third major offensive on the Gaza Strip in six years.
Muslims and Arabs in the US say they face discrimination in many areas of life, 13 years after the 9/11 attacks.
At one UN site alone, approximately four children below the age of five are dying each day.
Featured
As Snowden awaits Russian visa renewal, the world mulls role of NSA and expects more revelations from document trove.
A handful of agencies that provide tours to the Democratic People's Republic of Korea say business is growing.
A political power struggle masquerading as religious strife grips Nigeria - with mixed-faith couples paying the price.
The current surge in undocumented child migrants from Central America has galvanized US anti-immigration groups.
Absenteeism among doctors at government hospitals is rife, prompting innovative efforts to ensure they turn up for work.
join our mailing list