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Four killed in clashes with cops in Chattogram

Four people were killed and at least 15 others injured in clashes between Hefazat-e-Islam activists and police at Hathazari in Chattogram district on Friday.

Police and witnesses said the activists of Hefazat brought out a procession after Jum’a prayers protesting Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Bangladesh visit.

At one stage, they took position in front of Hathazari Model Police Station and started throwing brick chips at the law enforcers.

As police tried to disperse the protesters, they engaged in clashes.

The agitators attacked the thana compound and Hathazari Land Office and set fire to vehicles, forcing law enforcers to fire teargas shells to bring the situation under control.

As police failed to disperse the protestors despite an hour of their efforts, they fired several rounds of bullets, leaving at least 20 people injured.

Of the injured, three Hefazat activists and a pedestrian were declared dead as they were taken to Chattogram Medical College Hospital.

Source: United News of Bangladesh