3 Jamaat-Shibir men killed in Noakhali clashNew Age Online
Three activists of Jamaat-e-Islami and its student wing Islami Chhatra Shibir were killed as they clashed with law enforcers in Companiganj upazila headquarters on Saturday, reported UNB.
Two of the deceased were identified as Saiful, 23, and Russel, 40.
Police and witnesses said the Jamaat-Shibir activists brought out a procession in the upazila headquarters around 3:30pm, protesting the execution of Jamaat leader Abdul Quader Molla convicted for his war crimes.
The unruly Jamaat-Shibir men set fire the upazila family planning and land offices while marching towards Bashurhat.
As police chased them, they exploded several crude bombs and pelted brickbats towards police, triggering a fierce clash. The clash continued for over two hours that left three people dead on the spot and 50 others, including five cops, injured.
Contacted, police superintendent of the district Anisur Rahman confirmed the death of the three people.
BGB members have been deployed in the upazila headquarters to fend off further trouble.
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