True to their earlier declaration, the newly emerged Jadid Al Qaeda yesterday planted another powerful bomb on the campus of Rajshahi University of Engineering and Technology (Ruet) evading tight security.
After a tip-off, Motihar police rushed to the campus and recovered the bomb planted in front of the Ruet main gate. Later, bomb experts of Rajshahi Metropolitan Police (RMP) defused it.
RMP bomb expert Alamgir Hossain said the recovered bomb was similar to five others found earlier on the campus.
The first bomb was found on May 22. On the next day, police recovered a sawed off rifle and a bomb from Students' Union Office of Shaheed Selim Hall.
On May 24, police recovered two more bombs and found an aluminium sheet carrying a message that Jadid Al Qaeda would plant a total of six bombs on the Ruet campus.
On June 2, the joint forces found another bomb at a Ruet dormitory.
Yesterday's bomb was kept in a plastic container that bore an inscribed message threatening all police stations in the city with bomb attacks if any of the outfit's members is arrested.
Senior RMP officials termed the incidents a ploy to create panic.