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Land office, 2 other buildings set on fire in Brahmanbaria, Train attacked

Hefazat-e-Islam activists set fire to three buildings including the land office in Brahmanbaria Sadar upazila on Sunday during their countrywide hartal.

They attacked a Chattogram-bound train at Talshohor Rail Station in Brahmanbaria town.

Train communications between Dhaka-Chattogram and Dhaka-Sylhet remained suspended since morning following the attack.

Witnesses said the activists of Hefazat-e-Islam intercepted Chattogram-bound ‘Sonar Bangla Express’ train in the morning and pelted brick chips towards it.

The hartal supporters set fire to Alauddin Music Academy building, land office in Sadar upazila and Industrial School building during the mayhem.

They also carried out vandalism in some private and government establishments including Zila Parishad building, municipality building, Police Lines, Industrial School, Land office, Alauddin Music Academy, Foirtala Bus Stand in Sadar upazila.

Meanwhile, the hartal supporters also attacked Brahmanbaria Press Club and confined some journalists to the club building.

President of Brahmanbaria Press Club Riaz Uddin Jami was injured in an attack by the hartal supporters.

Al Mamun Sarkar, general secretary of district unit Awami League, said “The hartal supporters have vandalized different private and government buildings and they also carried out arson attack. These are part of conspiracy.”

The countrywide dawn-to-dusk hartal enforced by Hefazat-e-Islam protesting police action on their anti-Modi processions in Dhaka, Chattogram and other districts is underway on Sunday.

Source: United News of Bangladesh