12th anniv of Aug 17 serial blasts today

Dhaka,  Wed,  20 September 2017
Published : 17 Aug 2017, 00:36:36

12th anniv of Aug 17 serial blasts today

The nation is set to recall today (Thursday) the countrywide simultaneous bomb attacks carried out by Jama'atul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) 12 years ago, reports BSS.

Two persons were killed and over 50 people wounded as the outfit carried out the bomb attacks at around 500 points in 63 districts except Munshiganj on August 17 in 2005.

The 12th anniversary of the incident came when a massive anti-militancy security clampdown is underway across the country.

Different socio-cultural organisations and political parties will observe the day in a befitting manner with a renewed call to stamp out militancy from the country.

Awami League (AL) is set to observe the day as the anti-terrorism and anti-militancy day through different programmes. Police said 159 cases were lodged at different parts of the country to this end. Police submitted charge sheets in 149 cases against 1106 JMB men while final reports in 10 other cases have submitted.

The courts have completed trial in 93 cases in which 334 people have been sentenced with different jail terms while trial in 56 cases against 400 JMB operatives is going on.
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