Dhaka: Bangladesh Police rescues five bombs and a ‘remote control’ in the town’s Kuniyaparha on Sunday said chief Mohammad Harun Ur Rashid. According to police, they suspect the bombs were timer-driven or remotely-operated.
The bombs, wrapped in red, green and yellow duct tapes, are fitted to clocks. Two other similar objects, which appear to be unfinished bombs, were also found.
Police recovered the bombs around 4:45am on Sunday on a tip-off and they were later defused, said Rashid, Gazipur’s Superintendent of Police. No arrests have been made over the seizures.
Rashid said they suspect the bombs were brought in for an attack on the Bishwa Ijtema, which was being held at Gazipur’s Tongi. The second phase of Ijtema, the largest Muslim congregation after the Hajj, ended on Sunday with the final prayers.