>grenades brought to kill me: Khaleda

>ELITE force Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) yesterday recovered three improvised hand grenades from Nabiabad village in Devidwar upazila of Comilla, around an hour after BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia addressed an election rally four km away. (Full report)
The Rab men also arrested two operatives of the banned Islamist outfit Jama’atul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB), and seized a 10kg bomb from a JMB den at Nabiabad village.
The former prime minister addressed the rally at around 12:30pm at Chandina upazila headquarters.
The BNP chief at a rally in Laxmipur later alleged that the grenades seized had been brought to assassinate her, and disrupt the forthcoming national election.
Besides, her party announced countrywide protest rallies and demonstrations today.
Rab members arrested JMB operative Masud at Chandinabazar at around 1:30pm. Following his confession, Rab men arrested Noyeem, raiding a hidden den of JMB at Nabadia village at about 4:30pm.”
“Soon after the Rab men reached near the den, three JMB men came out of a house with grenades in their hands and threw one at them. The grenade did not explode,” Col Gulzar continued.


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