2002 Mymensingh cinema bombing
|2002 Mymensingh cinema bombing|
|Date||6 December 2002 (UTC+06:00)|
|Perpetrators||Jama’atul Mujahedeen Bangladesh|
2002 Mymensingh cinema bombing was a coordinated bombing of four movie theaters that resulted in the death of 27 people and over 200 injured in Mymensingh, Bangladesh on 6 December 2002. The bombing was carried out by Jama’atul Mujahedeen Bangladesh.
The attacked few months after a circus and theater were bombed in Satkhira, Bangladesh. The attacks took place while the anti crime Operation Clean Heart were ongoing. Soldiers from the operation were involved in the rescue and first-aid efforts. After the explosions a bomb was found in Gaibandha, Bangladesh.
In 2002 Bangladesh Police charged three people with the crime. It also dropped the names of 43 people from the investigation which were added during the Bangladesh Nationalist Party Government including members of then opposition party Bangladesh Awami League and journalist.
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