At least 60 activists and leaders of BNP's Cumilla Muradnagar upazila unit were injured in an attack allegedly carried out by ruling party activists in Laksam upazila of Cumilla on Friday afternoon.

BNP Joint Secretary General Ruhul Kabir Rizvi told that a group of local Awami League leaders and activists attacked the motorcade of 60 vehicles carrying the Muradnagar BNP leaders and activists at the northern intersection of Laksam Bypass Road around 1pm.

Among the injured are Muradnagar Upazila BNP General Secretary Molla Mozibul Haque, Upazila Swachhsebak Dal Convener Advocate Nashir Uddin, Upazila Krishak Dal Convener Naib Ali, and Muradnagar Sadar Union BNP's former vice president Bashirul Islam Molla.

Condemning the incident, Molla Mozibul Haque, general secretary of Muradnagar BNP, said, "The attack was carried out to disrupt our peaceful march. I demand the immediate arrest of the perpetrators and the resignation of this government."

Meanwhile, two cars carrying journalists were also vandalised during the Laksam attack. They were going to Noakhali to cover the road march event with the BNP motorcade. 

Babul Talukder, a photojournalist who was attacked, told, "Activists of Awami League attacked us, leaving many of us, including journalists and car drivers, injured. After the attack, we had to return to Dhaka instead of going to Noakhali."