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Journalist among four hurt in Bangladesh blast

Banned Maoist groups are believed to be behind the blasts and killings of dozens of politicians and journalists in the past decade.

india Updated: Mar 08, 2006 12:46 IST
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Four people including a journalist were injured when three hand-made bombs were hurled at them in an attack in southern Bangladesh possibly linked to outlawed Maoists, police said on Wednesday.

Jhenidah town police chief Abdul Aziz said officers were investigating whether a Maoist group had carried out the bombing but ruled out any link to the Islamic extremist group Jamayetul Mujahideen (JMB) which has been blamed for a nationwide attacks since August.

The bomb attack was the third this week in Jhenidah. Banned Maoist groups are believed to be behind the killings of dozens of politicians and journalists in the past decade and they have been active in the area for many years.

The journalist, a correspondent of Bengali-language national daily Naya Diganta, and three others were at a local construction firm when they were targeted late Tuesday, Aziz said.

"One of them had injuries in his eyes while the journalist suffered minor injuries to his face," he added.