4 die as BD Opp rally attacked
DHAKA: Gunmen opened fire at an opposition rally outside Dhaka on Friday, killing four people including a member of parliament, his party and police said.
Ahsanullah Master, a lawmaker from the main opposition Awami League, was attending a rally of the party’s labour wing in the industrial town of Tongi when about 15 gunmen opened fire, said party spokesman Saber Hussain Chaudhry. Master died soon after he was brought to Dhaka’s Combined Military Hospital with multiple bullet wounds in his chest, Chaudhry said. Three other members of the party died from bullet wounds on the way to the hospital, a police official said on condition of anonymity. No one claimed responsibility for the attack. —AP