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Bomb under train compartment in Ishwardi, deactivated by RAB

Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) have seized a bomb wrapped with a scotch tape left by miscreants at Ishwardi junction in Pabna district.Later, a bomb disposal unit of RAB inactivated the bomb.

The bomb was deactivated at about 11:30am on Friday.ASI Samrat Hossain of Ishwardi Railway Security Force said Havilder Abdul Hannan first noticed the bomb while patrolling at the station and railway yard at about 9:00pm on Thursday. It was found beneath the air-conditioned compartment parked at railway junction station yard. Receiving information, Railway security force inspector Firoz Ahmed along with police and other security personnel went there and saw a bomb-like thing there.

Being informed, a bomb disposal unit of RAB-5 went to the spot which was surrounded by Railway Police personnel.Receiving information, Ishwardi Upazila Nirbahi Officer Subir Kumar Das and assistant commissioner (Land) TM Rahnis Kabir visited the spot on Friday morning.Later, a bomb disposal unit deactivated the bomb.Addressing a press briefing, RAB-12’s Commander and Additional DIG Maruf Hossain PPM said when the higher authorities were informed about the matter, they asked him to work in coordination with RAB-5’s bomb disposal unit. Then RAB-5’s bomb disposal unit went to the spot and deactivated the bomb.He further said there was powerful explosive inside the bomb. Had it not been deactivated in time, It could cause serious damage being exploded. Necessary legal steps would be taken after necessary investigation, he said.

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