29 killed as Jamaat men run riot across country
[Bangla Daily Star] At least 29 people were killed as the activists of Jamaat-e-Islami and Islami Chhatra Shibir ran riot across the country centring Sayedee's verdict on Thursday.
The victims included cops, activists of Jamaat, Shibir, Juba League and common people.
Of the deceased, six people, including three cops, were killed in Gaibandha, four each in Thakurgaon, Satkhira, three in Rangpur, two each in Noakhali, Chittagong, Moulvibazar and Sirajganj while one each in Dinajpur, Natore, Cox's Bazar and Chapainawabganj.
Meanwhile, a van driver aged around 35 was killed as miscreants blasted bombs at Mirpur in the capital on Thursday evening.
Soon after a verdict awarding death sentence to Jamaat Nayeb-e-Ameer Delawar Hossain Sayedee was declared, several thousand supporters of the Islamic party attacked Bamondanga police outpost in Sundarganj upazila in the afternoon.
They beat three policemen to death and set fire to the outpost, reports our Gaibandha correspondent.
In response, police opened fire, leaving three people killed.
The policemen were named as constable Nadim, Bablu and Hazrat Ali.
Sure hope Sgt. Shafiq is okay.
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