Two young men made an abortive attempt to attack Information Minister Hasanul Haq Inu in London on Monday night.
The two youths insisted on taking photographs with Inu, also president of Jatiya Samajtantrik Dal, in front of the London office of private television channel ATN Bangla as he had been there to attend a live talk-show around 10:30pm (local time), said a press release in Dhaka yesterday.
As the minister called them to take photographs with him, the youths rushed towards him and tried to attack him.
However, ATN Bangla employees, security guards and protocol officer of the Bangladesh High Commission in London came forward and resisted the youths. A scuffle also took place between them at that time.
Later, the attackers managed to flee the scene.
Meanwhile, Inu took part in the talk-show as usual after the incident.
On information, Bangladesh High Commissioner in the UK Mijarul Quayes, press minister Rashed Chowdhury and a team of London Metropolitan Police visited the spot.
London police were trying to identify the attackers from the footage of closed circuit television and arrest them.
Inu who went to London on September 5 is expected to return home on Thursday.