Clashes leave 19 hurt in Noakhali, Moulvibazar | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, January 17, 2011 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, January 17, 2011

Municipal Election

Clashes leave 19 hurt in Noakhali, Moulvibazar

At least 19 people were injured in clashes between the supporters of mayoral candidates in Noakhali and Moulvibazar districts on Saturday.
In Noakhali, the supporters of two mayor candidates clashed at charlatia village under Hatiya municipality, leaving at least 15 people from both sides injured, reports our staff correspondent.
Of the injured, Mohammad Sayed, 22, Abdul Jalil, 36, Mohammad Raiz, 20, Moeen Uddin, 40, Mohammad Alamgir, 30, Salahuddin, 25, and Mohammad Noman, 32 were admitted to Hatiya Upazila Health Complex while the rest given first aid.
Police and local sources said the supporters of Awami League backed mayoral candidate advocate Saifuddin Ahammed clashed with the supporters of AL rebel candidate Yousuf Ali at a tea stall at around11:30pm.
Being informed, police rushed to the spot and dispersed the clashing groups. No case was lodged with Hatiya Police Station as of filing of this report at 5:00pm yesterday.
Our Moulvibazar correspondent reported that the workers of two mayoral candidates clashed in Srimongal municipality on Saturday noon, leaving four election campaigners from both sides injured.
four workers election campaigners have been injured in a clash between two mayoral candidates of Srimongal municipality uncle on Saturday noon. Both of these mayor candidates are BNP leaders.
According to police and local people, the workers of mayor candidates Md Ahad Miah and Mohsin Miah Modhu attacked each other while campaigning for their respective candidates at Shyamoli residential area in Srimongal upazila town.
The injured are Safed Miah, Rohin Ahmed, Saikat Ahmed and Suhel Ahmed. They are undergoing treatment at Moulvibazar Sadar Hospital.
No case was filed with Sadar Police Station as of 6:00pm yesterday. Police have been deployed in the town to avert further clash.

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