Firing at Bangladesh opposition leader Khaleda Zia’s car
DHAKA: Shots were discharged at a automotive carrying Bangladeshi opposition leader Khaleda Zia once it stopped at a market in capital of Bangladesh, her secretary aforementioned on weekday, with TV footage showing several individuals assaultive her convoy.
The attack, a dangerous new twist within the country’s deadly political crisis, came as Zia stopped at the busy market whereas political campaign for a candidate running in civil authority polls as a result of occur within the capital later this month.
“She survived as a result of it had been a bullet-proof automotive,” Zia’s non-public secretary Shimul Biswas, UN agency was along with her throughout the attack, told AFP. “But the automotive still has bullet marks.”
Police told fetoprotein they were trying into the claim of gunshot. “Some individuals aforementioned they detected gunshots throughout the clashes. We’re work the matter,” Representative Jahangir Alam aforementioned.
Local tv footage showed several individuals assaultive the convoy Zia was leading with metal rods, sticks and rocks. Media reports aforementioned the attackers were shouting pro-government slogans.
Police representative Alam goddamn the violence on Zia’s supporters, speech communication they’d attacked protesters waving black flags at the opposition leader over violence within the last 3 months that has left a minimum of one hundred twenty individuals dead.
But Biswas aforementioned a minimum of six of Zia’s security guards and supporters were gashed within the attack, which Zia later visited them in hospital.
Her People’s Republic of Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) has known as a nationwide strike for weekday except in capital of Bangladesh and also the port town of port in protest at the attack.
The clashes were the newest episode in Bangladesh’s deadly political crisis.
Zia, 69, had been confined to her workplace compound in capital of Bangladesh since Jan three once she vulnerable to steer an enormous anti-government rally through the capital on the primary day of a controversial national election.
The stoppage was meant to force her bitter rival, Prime Minister tribal sheik Hasina, to quit and pave the approach for a replacement election below a neutral administration.