Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) Commissioner Asaduzzaman Mia today said that police were the target of last night's bomb blast in Dhaka’s Science Laboratory area.
The DMP commissioner said this based on circumstantial evidences of the blast.
The bomb was an improvised explosive device (IED), Asaduzzaman Mia told journalist at a press briefing at his office in Dhaka.
Two policemen, including a security detail of LGRD Minister Tazul Islam, were injured in the attack when the minister was passing through Dhaka’s Science Laboratory area around 9:20 pm yesterday. The minister was unhurt in the attack.
Asaduzzaman Mia said that police were the target in the last three incidents where bombs were blasted in Gulistan, in Malibagh and recovery of a bomb at a police box in Khejur Bagan near the Jatiya Sangsad Bhaban.
Law enforcers are able to detain several people in connection to the three incidents and investigations are going on, he added.
Case filed against unidentified miscreants
A case has been filed today accusing some unidentified miscreants over last night's bombing.
Sub-Inspector (SI) Zahurul Islam, in-charge of Science Lab Police Box, filed the case with New Market Police Station today, Abdul Mannan, assistant sub-inspector (ASI) of New Market Police Station told The Daily Star.
On May 26, two people, including a female police officer, were injured after a bomb went off near a police pickup in the capital’s Malibagh intersection.
In another incident, two traffic police constables and a community traffic policeman were injured in a blast in Gulistan on April 29.