Nine sentenced to death for '94 Bangladesh PM attack | Daily News


Nine sentenced to death for '94 Bangladesh PM attack

A Bangladesh court has sentenced nine opposition activists to death and 25 others to life in prison for an attack on a train carrying political leader Sheikh Hasina 24 years ago.

The current prime minister and then-opposition leader, Hasina was riding a passenger train attacked at Pakshi Rail Station on September 23, 1994.

The attackers fired shots and hurled bombs at the train, injuring scores of people, though Hasina was unhurt.

The main opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party, led by Hasina's archrival and former Prime Minister Khaleda Zia, rejected Wednesday's verdict, calling it politically motivated.

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