Three vehicles were set on fire on Thursday morning as a nationwide whole-day strike called by Islami Chhatra Shibir took effect.
Police say six bombs were recovered from a mosque in
Sporadic explosions and processions in support of the strike
were reported from several areas of Dhaka in the morning.
Two buses were
set on fire near Jagannath University in Old Dhaka around 7:45am, Kotwali Police
Station SI Rakibur Hassan said. Locals put out the fire before fire fighters
“Shibir activists exploded some home-made bombs and damaged some
vehicles near Chief Metropolitan Magistrates Court (adjacent to Jagannath
University),” Hassan said.
Shibir activists set a four-wheeler on fire in
Jatrabari’s Bibir Bagicha area around 6:30am, Jatrabari Police Station SI
Emranul Islam said. They also tried to set a bus on fire in Mir Hazirbagh area.
Six people including an Shibir activist were nabbed from there.
home-made bombs were recovered from the roof of a mosque near Azimpur bus stand
around 6:00am. Police conducted the search in the mosque after receiving
specific information about the bombs, Lalbagh Police Station OC Nurul Mustakin
Meanwhile, two Shibir activist were picked up from a pro-strike
procession near Prashika Bhaban in Mirpur in the morning, Pallabi Police Station
OC Abdul Latif said.
Two Shibir activists were shot during clashes with
police in the port city of Chittagong on Thursday morning .
activists were nabbed with firearms , bombs and sharp weapons last night in the
The strike has been called to press for the release of Shibir
President Delwar Hussen. It follows a string of strikes for three days
Earlier, the BNP-led 18-Party alliance observed a 36-hour strike on
Tuesday and Wednesday. On Monday, the Hifazat-e-Islam observed a daylong