Published:  02:04 AM, 16 March 2019

BNP denounces New Zealand attacks

Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) on Friday voiced deep concern over the terror attacks at two mosques in New Zealand's Christchurch where Bangladesh cricket team is now staying.

Speaking at a press conference at the party's Nayapaltan central office, party senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi also thanked the almighty Allah as the Bangladeshi cricketers managed to narrowly escape the attacks.

"We've come to know Bangladeshi cricketers narrowly escaped the attacks by terrorists in New Zealand's Christchurch. We thank the almighty Allah for it," he said. We're deeply worried over such attacks. We strongly condemn it and express our deep shock over the loss of lives and injures in the attacks."

Rizvi also wished the safe return of Bangladeshi cricketers to the country.Meanwhile, BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam also denounced the terror attacks in the New Zealand. In a statement, Fakhrul demanded the New Zealand authorities to immediately identify the attackers and punish them. He also hoped that the local security forces will ensure maximum security for the Bangladeshi cricketers.

According to New Zealand police, 49 people were killed and more than 20 seriously wounded in shootings at the two mosques. Four suspects were detained.Bangladesh cricket team, currently in Christchurch to play against New Zealand, narrowly escaped the attack. The third and final Test between Tigers and the Kiwis has been called off.

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