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13 killed, 2000 injured in violence clashes in Bangladesh

Written by: Staff

Dhaka, Oct 28 (UNI) At least 13 people were killed and around 2,000 injured in firing in violent clashes between the supporters of the outgoing government and the opposition across Bangladesh today.

The victims belong to the ruling BNP and Jamaat-e-Islami and opposition Awami League. Five were killed in clashes in Dhaka, two in Narshingdi, one each in Chittagong, Meherpur, Kurigram, Bagerhat, Kushtia and Moulvibazar.

With the fresh casualties, the death toll in two days as violence erupted over the government-opposition disputes on the appointment of a Chief Advisor of non-party caretaker government that would conduct the next general elections, rose to 15.

More than 115 people, 65 with bullet wounds, were admitted to Dhaka Medical College Hospital. Meanwhile, opposition leader and Awami League president Sheikh Hasina said the current siege and agitation would continue until the President appoints a neutral person as the chief of the next caretaker government within the framework of the Constitution.

She urged the President to appoint a truly non-party caretaker government by tomorrow evening to end the bloodshed.


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