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Humayun Kabir Balu, Dainik Janmabhumi
7 June 2004

Humayun Kabir Balu, 57, editor of Dainik Janmabhumi. has been killed in a bomb attack in Kulna on 7 June 2004. A far-left armed group admitted responsibility.

Attackers threw two bombs at Balu as he got out of his car in front of the Dainik Janmabhumi offices. He suffered serious stomach and leg injuries and died in hospital one hour later. His son, Asif Kabir, a journalism student, was seriously injured. Police sealed off the neighbourhood but failed to catch his attackers, who escaped on a motorbike. They found two intact metal bottles filled with explosives at the scene.