Bangladeshi police have filed murder charges against 10 people in connection with a grenade attack on an opposition rally earlier this year. Police in Dhaka say those charged include backers of Prime Minister Khaleda Zia's ruling Bangladesh Nationalist Party.
The blast on January 27th at a political rally in northeastern Habiganj district killed former Finance Minister Shah Mohammad Kibria, his nephew and three other Awami League members.
No one has claimed responsibility for the attack. But opposition leader Sheikh Hasina, who narrowly escaped a similar attack last year, blames the government and has demanded new elections. Mrs. Zia denies the charges and has vowed to remain in power until her term ends in 2006.