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Blasts rock Shibir office in Chittagong during police raid

  • Published at 09:20 pm November 3rd, 2018
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The incident takes place during a regular block raid of CMP

Several explosions have rocked the Chittagong city headquarters of Islami Chhatra Shibir, the student wing of Bangladesh, during a police raid.

The incident took place in Chandanpura area of the city’s Chawkbazar around 7:45pm on Saturday, Chittagong Metropolitan Police’s (CMP) Additional Commissioner Amena Begum told the Dhaka Tribune.

She said the blasts inside the Shibir office occurred about 15 minutes into a regular block raid of CMP in that area and afterwards led police to raid that building.

No casualties were reported.

CMP Assistant Deputy Commissioner Shah Md Abdur Rouf confirmed the Dhaka Tribune that they had heard at least five to seven powerful explosions in the three-storey building.

He said the bomb disposal unit searched the building and Shibir office for more explosives.

Later, CMP Deputy Commissioner Mehedi Hasan said that six handmade bombs were recovered during the search in a room of that office, reports UNB.

He said no arrests were also made as the Shibir leaders and activists who were there at the time of the blast had managed to flee the scene immediately.