DHAKA, Bangladesh (Reuters) — Three simultaneous bomb blasts rocked separate railway terminals in Bangladesh on Tuesday, with militant slogans claiming to be from al Qaeda found at two of the sites.
One man was hurt in the blasts, which triggered panic among commuters, who evacuated railway terminals.
Thin metal sheets scribbled with slogans were found at the bomb sites in Dhaka’s Kamalapur and Sylhet terminals. The third blast was in the railway terminal of the southeastern city of Chittagong.
“… If Hazrat (Prophet) Mohammad is not declared the superman of the world by May 10, all non-governmental organizations will be blown up,” the slogans on the metal sheets read in the Bengali language. They were signed “the al Qaeda network” in English.
“The bombs were kept in cotton sacks, along with the metal sheets. They exploded before anyone detected them,” said police Inspector Abu Zafar Alam at Kamalapur, Bangladesh’s biggest railway terminal.
“We are puzzled over the motives (of those who planted the bombs). But they dared to take the risk,” said another police officer.
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