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Blast at Afghan mosque kills 62 during prayers

Kabul, Oct 18 (AP/UNB) — An explosion rocked a mosque in eastern Afghanistan as dozens of people gathered for Friday prayers, causing the roof to collapse and killing 62 worshippers, provincial officials said. The attack underscored the record-high number of civilians dying in the country’s 18-year war. Read More »

East Punjab firecracker factory blast: 23 killed, 27 hurt

At least 23 people were killed and 27 injured after a massive explosion on Wednesday at an unauthorised firecracker manufacturing factory in a densely-populated residential area in East Punjab’s Gurdaspur, India. Several people were feared trapped under the debris and rescue work continued till late in the night, reports NDTV. Read More »

18 suffer burns in Chittagong car air-compressor blast

Chattogram, June 26 (UNB) – At least 18 people, including three children, suffered burns when the compressor of a microbus air-conditioner exploded on the Chattogram-Cox’s Bazar Highway in Patia upazila on Tuesday night. Sixteen of them were identified as Rubel, 22, Mohammad Mamun, 19, Abdul Alam, 20, Idris, 50, Saidur Rahman, 16, Belal Hossain, 22, Shohagh, 13, Helal, 22, Mohammad ... Read More »

2 AC technicians killed in Gazipur factory gas cylinder blast

Gazipur, May 27 – Two air-conditioner technicians were killed in a gas cylinder explosion at a sweater factory in Memberbari-Baniarchala area of Sadar Upazila on Sunday night. The deceased were identified as Farhad Hossain, hailing from Mirsarai Upazila of Chattogram, and his assistant Sirajul Islam of Satkhira’s Kalaroa Upazila. Officer-in-charge of Joydebpur Police Station Asaduzzaman said the duo was repairing ... Read More »

Woman cop, rickshaw-puller hurt in Dhaka crude bomb blast

Dhaka, May 26 – Two people, including a female traffic police officer, were injured in a crude bomb explosion in the city’s Malibagh area on Sunday night. The injured are Rasheda Akhter Lovely, 28, an assistant sub-inspector of traffic police, and Lal Miah, 50, a rickshaw-puller. Traffic sergeant Enamul Haque said miscreants threw a crude bomb at Malibagh crossing around ... Read More »

4 of a family killed in Gazipur kitchen gas cylinder blast

Gazipur, May 22 (UNB) – Four members of a family were killed in a gas cylinder explosion at Islampur in the city on Wednesday night. The deceased were identified as Shah Alam, 38, his wife Monira Begum, 30, and their son Bayezid, 8, and daughter Fatema, 4. Hailing from Bauphal upazila of Patuakhali, the family had been living in a ... Read More »