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Bomb scare hits rail services in northwest Bangladesh

Press Trust of India  |  Dhaka 

The rail communication between Dinajpur-Panchagarh and Dinajpur-Thakurgaon remained suspended after a box-like object was found this morning on railway tracks at Bochaganj upazila in Dinajpur.

On information, a nine-member bomb disposal team reached the spot around 3:15 pm(local time) and examined the box for an hour, the Daily Star reported.

But the team declined to make any comments about the object.

Meanwhile, different sources said that the experts were suspecting that it was a "powerful explosive".

The rail communication came to a halt around 9:00am (local time) when locals saw a box-like object from which two wires came out lying on the rail tracks around 400 meters off Thanapara area in the upazila and informed railway master Shawkat Ali.

Dinajpur is around 280 km from Dhaka.


First Published: Sat, July 07 2012. 21:35 IST