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Blockade, arson, clash continue in Rajshahi

Author: Iqbal Ahmed | Category: News Flash

Title:Blockade, arson, clash continue in Rajshahi

Rajshahi, Bangladesh. March 4, 2013 [DrikNEWS] - A Jamaat-e-Islami activist and a young boy were killed and five bullet-hit in a gunfight between Jamaat and Islami Chhatra Shibir men and police in Godagari upazila of Rajshahi during the countrywide 48-hour hartal. Mojahid Hossain, 45, an activist of Jamaat, and Rafiqul Islam, 12, died on the spot, reports our Rajshahi correspondent quoting Wahidul Islam, officer-in-charge of Godagari Police Station. The local administration slapped section 144 in the upazila since 10:00am. The clash erupted when around 500 Jamaat-Shibir men equipped with sticks chased law enforcers in Godagari upazila headquarters around 9:00am. The activists fired gunshot and blasted several cocktails targeting the law enforcers. In reply, police also opened fire and shot more than hundred rubber bullets to disperse the marauding activists.

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