Bengal minister Jakir Hossain injured in a serious bomb attack in Murshidabad

West Bengal minister Jakir Hossain was critically injured after unidentified attackers hurled bombs at him in Nimtita railway station in Murshidabad district on Wednesday, police said

West Bengal minister Jakir Hossain and his nephew were injured after crude bombs were hurled at him in Murshidabad on Wednesday.

Unidentified attackers hurled crude bombs at Jakir Hossain, the minister of state for labour, while his convoy was on way to Nimtita railway station in Jangipur city of Murshidabad district of West Bengal late Wednesday. The incident occurred under the Suti police station area.

Hossain suffered critical injuries on his leg and at least two other individuals who have been with him have been also injured in the attack.

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Jakir Hossain was waiting at platform no 2 of the station to catch a train to Kolkata at around 10 pm when he was attacked, a senior police officer of West Bengal Police told PTI.

The MLA of Jangipur in Murshidabad district and the 2 different injured persons were taken to Jangipur Sub-divisional Hospital, the official stated.

Assembly election is due in West Bengal in April-May this yr.

(With inputs from PTI)

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