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In Photos: Different organisations pay tribute on 18th anniversary of August 21 grenade attack

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Published: 15:01, 21 August 2022   Update: 15:10, 21 August 2022
In Photos: Different organisations pay tribute on 18th anniversary of August 21 grenade attack

Floral wreaths placed at the altar build for the August 21 martyrs in front of the Awami League central office at Bangabandhu Avenue

The 18th anniversary of the gruesome grenade attack on an Awami League (AL) anti-terrorism rally in the capital on August 21, 2004, is being observed today with heavy hearts.

On this day in 2004 during the BNP-Jamaat coalition government, this unprecedented grenade attack was carried out on a peaceful anti-terror rally of the Awami League on Bangabandhu Avenue in the capital.

That day, Sheikh Hasina miraculously survived the infernal grenade attack. Seeing that the main target of the assassins Sheikh Hasina survived, 12 rounds were shot at her car. However, the targeted bullets could not penetrate the bulletproof vehicle carrying Bangabandhu's daughter. Immediately after the attack, Sheikh Hasina was cordoned off in a car and taken to her then residence Sudha Sadan in Dhanmondi.

But, 24 people including the then Women Affairs Secretary of Awami League and wife of late President Zillur Rahman were killed and over 500 others injured in the attack and many of them became crippled for life.

Floral wreaths were placed at the altar build for the 21 August martyrs in front of the Awami League central office at Bangabandhu Avenue.

Floral wreaths placed at the altar build for the August 21 martyrs in front of the Awami League central office at Bangabandhu Avenue

Shechashebok League pays their tribute by placing a floral wreath

Different organizations placed wreaths at the altar build for the August 21 martyrs

Bangladesh Chhatra League pays their tribute

Kendriyo 14 Dal pays their tribute