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Month of Mourning begins

Month of Mourning begins 

Father of the nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. File photo

Dhaka, Aug 1 : August, the month of mourning when the nation lost greatest leader father of the nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, begins on Wednesday.

A group of disgruntled army officers killed Bangabandhu along with most of his family members on August 15, 1975.

The ruling Awami League has chalked out a month-long programme on the occasion.

Not only the killing of Bangabandhu, the deadly grenade attack on an AL rally and series bomb attack in 63 districts also took place in this month.

On August 21, 2004, the deadly grenade attack killed 24 people and wounded 500 others.

On August 17, 2005, around 500 bombs went off at 300 locations in the 63 districts within an half an hour span.