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Violence kills 11 in Bangladesh

Publication Date : 15-12-2013

 

At least 11 people were killed in Noakhali and Nilphamari yesterday, as Jamaat-Shibir men clashed with law enforcers and ran riot in several parts of the country to protest the execution of their leader Abul Quader Mollah.

Meanwhile, a Jamaat leader died early yesterday when law enforcers raided his house in Laxmipur town.

A total of 21 people have died in political violence since convicted war criminal Mollah was hanged on Thursday night.

The Jamaat-e-Islami enforces a 12-hour shutdown from 6:00am today across the country to protest the hanging of its assistant secretary general.

Unlike previous blockades and hartals, today’s shutdown has been called by Jamaat alone without the backing of any other party in the BNP-led opposition alliance.

The Islamist party has unleashed a wave of violence over the last two days, disrupting normal life in many parts of the country.

In Nilphamari, the motorcade of Awami League lawmaker Asaduzzaman Noor came under attack from Jamaat-Shibir men yesterday afternoon. Noor, however, escaped unhurt.

An arson attack was made, allegedly by Jamaat men, on the Pabna regional passport office early in the morning.  State Minister for Home Shamsul Haque Tuku owns the building that houses the passport office.

Besides, Jamaat-Shibir men attacked two police outposts in Narayanganj.

 

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