Saturday 24, September 2022
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100 injured: AL attack BNP activist in Khulna

Time News Desk: About 100 BNP leaders and activists were injured in an attack allegedly by Jubo League and Chhatra League men in Khulna city yesterday evening.

Some 30 motorbikes were vandalised during the attack.

Witnesses said activists of Jubo League and Chhatra League, the youth wing of the ruling Awami League and the pro-AL student front, went near Baitun Noor Masjid in New Market area in a procession around 7:00pm.

All of a sudden, the ruling party activists, many wearing helmets, attacked the BNP men when they were holding a ward-level meeting there, added witnesses.

Shafiqul Alam Tuhin, member secretary of Khulna City BNP, alleged that Jubo League and Chhatra League men attacked them with sticks, iron rods, and hurled brick chunks, leaving about 100 BNP men injured.

Many injured received treatment at different hospitals and clinics in the city, he added.

Md Momtajul Haque, officer-in-charge of Sonadanga Police Station, said a clash ensued in New Market area when a procession of Jubo League was passing by a meeting of BNP.

Police rushed to the spot and brought the situation under control, he said.

Meanwhile, Khulna City Jubo League in a statement yesterday alleged that BNP men carried out an attack on Jubo League and Chhatra League activists in the evening when they were taking rest after attending a programme by Jubo League. It claimed that five Jubo League men were injured in the attack.

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