15 hurt as AL, BNP men clash in Kushtia
At least 15 people were injured in a clash between Awami League (AL) and BNP in Kushtia Sadar upazila today.
Ten houses belong to both party activists were also vandalised during the incident around 9:30am at Kamlapur village, reports our district correspondent quoting Belayat Hossain, officer-in-charge of Kushtia Model Police Station
Describing the incident, the police official said one Abdul Majid of BNP made an abusive comment on Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at a tea stall at Kamlapur bazaar around 8:30am.
Following his remark, supporters of both the parties, who were present at the tea stall, locked into an altercation which later turned into a clash, the police official said.
BNP and AL men clashed with lethal weapons during the clash that left 15 activists of both the parties injured.
As the clash spread over the area, both the party men attacked and vandalised 10 houses belong to the rivals.
On information, police rushed to the spot around 10:00am and brought the situation under control.
Five of the injured were admitted to Kushtia Medical College Hospital.
Netrokona correspondent adds: Twenty activists were injured in a clash between AL and BNP activists at Teligati bazaar in Atpara upazila of Netrakona Wednesday night.
Police and local sources said a group of AL attacked BNP activists of Teligati union unit men with sharp weapons when they were holding a meeting at its Teligati bazaar office around 9:00pm.
The BNP activists retaliated with lethal weapons, triggering a clash between the two groups, which left 20 people injured including Abdul Monnaf, BNP vice-president of Atpara upazila unit.