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Two killed in Bangladesh violence as Islamists protest execution

Four vehicles were torched in Chittagong and Gazipur areas allegedly by Jamaat activists that left five passengers injured.

By: Press Trust of India | Dhaka | Updated: April 13, 2015 8:40:25 pm
bangladesh war crimes, jamaat-e-islami, rajshahi city, gazipur Bangladeshi security personnel cordon an ambulance leaving Central Jail carrying the body of Mohammad Qamaruzzaman, an assistant secretary general of Jamaat-e-Islami party, after he was executed in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Saturday, April 11, 2015. (Source: AP Photo)

At least 12 people were also injured as violence erupted in different areas in Bangladesh, a day after thousands of people took to streets to applaud the execution of Muhammad Quamaruzzaman for 1971 war crimes while fundamentalists took out protest rallies in the volatile country already wrecked by political bloodshed in recent days.

A 22-year-old Jamaat supporter was found dead in Rajshahi city, police said, adding he was shot at least five times.

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In a separate incident, a 24-year-old activist was killed in a “gunfight” with police in Sirajganj after he and his aides allegedly attacked the police station with crude bombs and were initially arrested, the Daily Star reported.

They later opened fire due to which police fired in retaliation and killed one of them, the report said.

Meanwhile, a truck driver suffered burn injuries as miscreants hurled a petrol bomb at his vehicle when he was still sleeping inside on Dhaka-Chittagong highway in Comilla. His helper also suffered minor injuries when he jumped off the truck to escape the attack.

Four vehicles were torched in Chittagong and Gazipur areas allegedly by Jamaat activists that left five passengers injured.

The people were trying to get down from a bus as miscreants poured petrol on it and two other vehicles parked beside the road and set them on fire, said Mohiuddin Mahmud, officer-in-charge Panchlaish Police Station.

bangladesh war crimes, bangladesh violence, jamaat-e-islami An ambulance leaves Central Jail carrying the body of Mohammad Qamaruzzaman, an assistant secretary general of Jamaat-e-Islami party, after he was executed in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Saturday, April 11, 2015. (Source: AP Photo)

The private car, microbus and bus were badly burnt before firefighters rushed to the spot in Chittagong and put out the blaze.

In Gazipur, Jamaat activists torched a bus after pouring petrol on it. Five passengers of the bus were injured while jumping off the vehicle.

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