2020-07-29 14:12:50 BdST
Explosion occurs inside Pallabi Police Station; OC among 5 injured
Five policemen were injured as an explosion occurred inside the Pallabi Police Station in the city on Wednesday morning.
The explosion took place around 7am when a weight-machine like object went off at the police station, leaving five policemen injured, said DMP Deputy Commissioner (Media) Md Walid Hossain.
Of the injured, two policemen were taken to Dhaka Medical College Hospital while another at Eye Hospital and two others including inspector (operation) Imran were given first aid.
The injured are identified as Inspector (Operations) Imranul Islam (48), Sub-Inspectors Sajib Khan (30), Angkush Kumar (28) and Rumi Tabres Haider (28) and a police station staffer Mohammad Riaj (28).
Confirming the matter, Pallabi Zone Assistant commissioner Firoz Kawsar said, "Inspector among five cops were injured in the blast."
"A team of police arrested three people along with two pistols and a weight-machine (bomb-like object) after recovering it from Kalshi graveyard on Tuesday night. We informed the Bomb Disposal Unit to neutralise it. However it exploded before the unit could reach to the police station," he added.
Two days ago, top police officials of different units were instructed to remain alert as police suspect extremists' links to the explosion in the capital's Paltan and the bomb-like substance recovered in Gulistan.
Last Friday night's explosion at Paltan intersection resulted in no casualties. A bomb-like object was also recovered in Gulistan the following night.
On July 19, police headquarters issued a letter regarding a possible attack by members of the so-called Islamic State just ahead of Eid in the name of their so-called mission "Bengal Uliyah" or "Bengal Khilafat," and alerted all the district SPs and other respective units.
In the letter, three embassies, international airports, Ahmadiyya/Shia community mosques, temples, pagodas, churches, policemen, police vehicles, and police infrastructure were mentioned as the possible targets of militants.
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