A local BNP leader, also a former union parishad member, was killed and two BNP men were injured in a bomb attack by miscreants in Sadar upazila on Sunday.
The victim was identified as Sirajul Islam Siraj, 40, a former member of Shankar Chandra union and the president of the union unit BNP.
The injured are BNP activists Liton and Milon.
Quoting locals, police said a group of 5-6 miscreants pounced on Siraj at Teen Rasta intersection on Chhoigharia-Bora Shalua road around 5pm while he along with his two companions was going towards Bora Shalua village in a motorcycle.
As the trio tried to speed away, the hoodlums hurled two powerful bombs at them, leaving the ex-UP member dead on the spot and his co-riders injured.
The injured were rushed to Sadar Upazila Health Complex.
Officer-in-charge of Sadar Police Station AHM Kamruzzaman said they have launched a manhunt to arrest the attackers.
Source: BD Chronicle