21 August Grenade Attack | Seven anniversary

“It is the almighty Allah who saved me. But I lost 24 of my party leaders and activists including Ivy Rahman.”

                                   – Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina

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 Prime minister Sheikh Hasina said  to media, a well-planned attack designed to eliminate AL’s entire leadership and there is no doubt the BNP-Jamaat alliance government had a hand in it. Hasina  addressing a programmed marking the seventh anniversary of the attack at Bangabandhu Avenue.

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 In 2004, August, , 21 blasts at an Awami League rally on Bangabandhu Avenue killed 24 leaders and workers including Ivy Rahman, wife of now President Zillur Rahman, and injured 300 others including Sheikh Hasina, now prime minister. August 2011. © Monirul Alam

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