Bangladesh: Chittagong city residents feel terrorized at night

Subrata Dhar Mithu, a resident of the city’s Chandgaon area, told bdnews24.com, “When evening sets in, we feel terrorised.

“We feel frightened to move around after dark due to the blasts, firebombing and arson attacks on vehicles.”

Most residents scurry around through the day to finish their daily work so that they can move into the safety of their homes by evening. But that is not always possible…

…Chittagong Metropolitan Police’s Commissioner Jalil Mandal told bdnews24.com, “Terrorists chose to strike mainly between 7pm and 10pm.”

Assistant Commissioner Shah Mohammad Abdur Rouf told bdnews24.com: “In the dark, criminals can emerge from small roads and alleys and carry out sudden attacks that are not possible during the day…

…On Feb 2, blockaders exploded a number of firebombs on a bus, setting it alight, and blasted crude hand-made bombs at the city’s Bahaddarhat intersection. A bus was also set alight at the EPZ intersection…

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