At least 10 leaders and activists of Awami League and its associate organizations were injured in a cocktail explosion at a procession near the Shikkha Bhaban in the capital on Saturday afternoon.
Meanwhile, police detained three persons in this connection.
Shramik League general secretary Abdus Salam said they were taking out a procession towards Suhrawardy Udyan rally venue from Rampura in the afternoon. As the procession reached near Shikkha Bhaban on Abdul Gani Road at about 4pm, a powerful cocktail was blasted, leaving 10 injured, he added.
The injured were admitted to Dhaka Medical College Hospital. They are : Dhaka City unit Swechchhasebak League (South) member Nazmul Hasan, Rampura unit Swechchhasebak League member Abu Taher, Rampura 23 ward publicity secretary Alkas Ali, Rampura thana Shramik League general secretary Abdus Salam and religious affairs secretary Selim Hossain Pannu, and Awami League activists Swapan, Likhon, Alfazuddin, Obaidul and Abdul Quddus.
After the attack, the processionists caught three people—Nazmul Hossain, Roisuddin and Ador Hossain-- and handed them over to police.