Vol. 4 Num 348 Sat. May 22, 2004  
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Anwar out of danger
Medical board at CMH says

British High Commissioner Anwar Choudhury, who received bomb injuries in legs, is out of danger.

A medical bulletin released last night through the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said the high commissioner was conscious and oriented to time and space. He has talked with doctors and visitors, it added.

Choudhury sustained no bone fractures, the bulletin said, quoting a review by a medical board comprising specialist doctors of the Armed Forces.

The Bangladesh-born British envoy received splinters in his legs in a powerful bomb blast at the shrine of Hazrat Shahjalal in Sylhet after Juma prayers yesterday. He was flown into the capital in the evening and admitted to the Combined Military Hospital (CMH) at 7:45pm.

The conditions of Deputy Commissioner of Sylhet Abul Hossain and Sub-Inspector of Police Abdur Rahman, injured in the same attack and admitted to the CMH at the same time, were also stable, the bulletin said, adding they, too, were out of danger.