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Juba League leader shot while campaigning in Pirojpur

A Juba League leader sustained a bullet wound in an attack by rivals while campaigning ahead of union parishad election in Shankar Pasha union of Sadar upazila in Pirojpur on Sunday night.

Faisal Mahbub Shuvo, general secretary of Municipal Juba League in the area, was injured with several others in the attack.

Advocate Akhtaruzzaman Manik, organizing secretary of Pirojpur district Juba League, said the incident occurred on the way back from Mallikbari area of Shankar Pasha union in Pirojpur Sadar upazila around 8pm on Sunday.

Manik blamed the supporters of rival candidate Nasir Hossain Matubbar for opening fire and attacking them. At the time, Faisal sustained a bullet wound and Hasan Sikder, vice-president of Sadar Secha Sebok League, was hit on the head.

All the injured were sent to Pirojpur Zila Hospital. However, critically injured Faisal and Hasan were then shifted to Khulna Medical College and Hospital for better treatment.

Pirojpur Additional Superintendent of Police Mollah Azad Hossain said police was deployed in the area following the violence.

Source: United News of Bangladesh