30 hurt in Lalmonirhat AL factional clash

Published: February 10, 2019 14:27:19 | Updated: February 10, 2019 17:02:26

At least 30 people including three policemen sustained injuries during a clash between two factions of Awami League at Aditmari upazila headquarters in Lalmonirhat on Sunday centering the nomination of upcoming upazila elections.

Just after the Awami League central committee nominated the party's Upazila unit general secretary Rafiqul Alam for contesting the upazila elections, the supporters of AL leader Imrul Kayes Faruk, who also sought nomination, gathered in from of the party office in the morning, said locals.

When, the supporters of Rafiqul brought out a rally, Faruk's supporters swooped on them triggering a clash between the groups.

A chase and counter chase took place between the groups, UNB reports citing witnesses.

On information, police rushed there and brought the situation under control by firing several rounds of rubber bullets.

Three policemen also sustained injuries during the clash, said Masud Rana, officer-in-charge of Aditmari Police Station.

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