Dhaka, Sept. 1 -- The bomb attack at the city's Science Laboratory crossing was carried out targeting policemen, said Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) Commissioner Asaduzzaman Mia on Sunday.

"The attack was made basically targeting the policemen near Science Laboratory on Saturday. The bomb explosion took place when the road was empty due to traffic signal [on the other side] ," said the DMP Commissioner while talking to reporters at the DMP Headquarters on Sunday.

He further said, "Police are scrutinising the circumstantial evidence of attacks and the attempted attacks on policemen in the last several months."

LGRD Minister Tazul Islam's protection team member ASI Shahabuddin and traffic constable Aminul Islam were there on the road on...