May 1, 2007

And they are here, once again..

They are back. Back together. This time their entry point was three important rail stations of the country, Komlapur rail station of dhaka, new rail station at Chittagong and Kodomtoli rail station in Sylhet. Guess who?

Yes the bombers. Today morning three bombs were blasted in three rail stations around the ticket corner area. Hopefully no one died and one rickshaw puller was found injured in Chittagong.

Aluminum plates inscribed with militant slogans purported to be from an al-Qaeda network, Zadid Al Qaeda, Bangladesh, were found at the bomb sites. The aluminum plate found near the scene bore a message inscribed on it: all must quit NGO jobs by May 10, all 'Kadianis' must recognise Prophet Muhammad (SM) or face death.

The aluminum plate found in the blast area.

Many Bangladeshis were travelling out of Dhaka taking advantage of a two-day public holiday for May Day and a Buddhist religious festival on Wednesday. Since friday and saturday are weekly holidays, if you take leave on thursday you'll make it a five day holiday. But now people are afraid of making a move.

Intelligence groups last month alerted the government that Islamist militants were regrouping after the execution of the militant leaders of the outlawed Islamist group, Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen, who carried out a series of bomb blasts across Bangladesh (in 61 districts out of 64) on August 17, 2005, killing three people and injuring more than 100. In more attacks through the rest of 2005, the Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen and another outlawed group, Jagrata Muslim Janata Bangladesh, killed nearly 30 more people and wounded 150, including judges, lawyers, police and officials. Six leaders from the two groups were executed on March 30 for their role in the blasts.

Securities have increased in all important areas of the country. Law and order advisory chairman Mainul Hosein said the bomb blasts were "nothing serious" which sounded like what political parties used to say during their reign. He also added that someone might do this to show this government a failure. Sounds familiar, huh? Funny enough, today was the first day of "Bangladesh Railway Service week". Nice service I should say.


  1. Excellent post rajputro! I'm linking to it from my blog. I'm following the coverage here:

    Please do share your thoughts, and any up-to-date information in the comments section!

  2. khubi chintar bepar:S
    era abar active hoye utchhe.ekhoni ederke prtirodh korte na parle abar koto manushke pran dite hobe ke jane:(

  3. 1.The Star, Malaysia
    Bomb blasts rock Bangladesh terminals, none hurt

    Small explosions hit three train stations across Bangladesh

    3.Fox News
    String of Bombings at Train Stations Injures 1 in Bangladesh

    4.RaW Story
    Bombs at Bangladesh railway stations

    Bomb blasts rock Bangladesh terminals, none hurt

    6.Mail and Guardian
    Bomb blasts rock Bangladesh rail terminals

    7.China Post, Taiwan
    Three small explosions reported at three train stations across Bangladesh

    Bomb blasts rock Bangladesh terminals

    Bombs at Bangladesh railway stations

    10.Zee News India
    Blasts rock major cities in Bangladesh

    11.CNN International
    Bangladesh railway blasts signed 'al Qaeda'

    12.BBC News
    Blasts rock Bangladesh stations

    13.PDO China
    Crude bombs explode in three cities of Bangladesh

    14.Reuter Says:
    Bomb blasts rock Bangladesh terminals, one hurt

    15.Wastington Post
    Bomb blasts rock Bangladesh terminals, one hurt

    16.Gulf News:
    3 bombs rock Bangla rail terminals

    'New Al Qaeda' bombs Bangladesh railway stations

    18.CBC News Canada
    Simultaneous bomb blasts strike Bangladesh

    Bombs explode at Bangladesh railway stations

    20.ITV, UK
    'Al Qaeda' bombs rock Bangladesh

  4. very serious issue....otherwise they will become active again....

  5. esob khobor dekhle gaa jwole jaay. mone hoy.. mone hoy.... kotto ki je mone hoy..... khali kichhu korte parina bole :(

  6. atokisu bujhi na.. bhaloi bhaloi deshe giya tuptap boshe thakte parle bachi :(

  7. i liked ur whole blog spot man... keep up ur gud work...

  8. Shafi vai kemon asen :D ?

    banglay ekta probad er kotha mone pore gelo

    "kachay na noale bash, pakle kore thash thash"

    Jongibad er obostha ei rokom e hoise. Jokhon ja korar dorkar silo ta amra kori nai. so ekhon je ektu repay korte hobe , tate r shondeho ki :(

  9. its good to be aware of terroism... but its not the solution...

  10. its good to be aware of terroism... but its not the solution...