At least five people, including an Ansar member, were injured as anti-poll activists exploded over 40 crude bombs near different polling stations in the capital yesterday during the voting.
Four crude bombs were exploded near Anirban Pre-Cadet School polling centre in Kadamtali area of the city around 10:30am, leaving four people, including an Ansar member, injured.
Police arrested four people from the spot.
Police said a crude bomb was exploded on the roof of West End High School polling centre around 8:40am.
Opposition activists blasted a crude bomb in Kamrangirchar area under Dhaka-7 constituency, injuring an unknown man around 7am.
Meanwhile, 10-12 crude bombs were exploded in Babu Bazar area under the same constituency around 7:50am. At least 12 crude bombs were exploded in the same area around 10:30am again.
Three crude bombs were exploded near Anneysha School in Khilkhet area of the city around 11:20am.
Meanwhile, six crude bombs were exploded near Rupnagar Adarsha High Cchool center under Mirpur-12 around 11:50am.
At least three crude bombs were exploded on Uttara-Abdullahpur intersection of the city around 11:00am.
Misarul Arif, Deputy Commissioner of Uttara zone, said police fired 30-40 gunshots in the area to disperse the anti-election activists.
Three crude bombs were exploded near Nawab Habibullah Model College polling centre at Azampur Uttara around 12:40pm.
Police arrested two men from the scene.
Over 40 crude bomb blasted in city, 5 hurt