Quader blames Tarique Zia for Aug 21 grenade attack

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NOAKHALI, Aug 21, 2018 (BSS) – Awami League General Secretary and Road
Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader today said Tarique Zia is the
main conspirator behind the August 21, 2004 grenade attack.

“Tarique Zia is the mastermind who made the attack planning and
implemented the blueprint of the August 21 grenade attack . . . The then
opposition leader and incumbent Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina was the main
target of the deadly killing mission,” he said, speaking at a protest rally
at Haji Iddris Chattar in Kabirhat Upazila.

Awami League Kabirhat upazila unit organized the rally marking the
August 21 grenade attack with its president Nurul Amin Rumi in the chair.

AL district unit General Secretary Akramul Karim Chowdhury addressed the
rally as the special guest while Kabirhat Pourasabha Mayor Jahirul Haque
Raihan, AL district unit Organizing Secretary Shamsuddin Selim, AL Kabirhat
upazila unit Vice President Md Mafiz Ullha and Jubo League district unit
convener Iman Bhatta, among others, were present.

Quader said the deadly attack was carried out only to kill Bangabandhu’s
daughter Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.

“It was one of the worst heinous attacks in the history of Bangladesh,”
he added.

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