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4 killed, 15 injured in Kushtia clash a day before Eid

Four people were killed and 15 others injured in a clash between two rival groups of Awami League over establishing dominance in Astha Nagar village of Kushtia’s Jhaudia union.

The deceased were identified as Kashem, 50, Laltu, 30, Rahim, 50 and Matiar, 40, of the same village.

Followers of Keramat Ali Biswas, president and former chairman of Jhaudia Union Awami League, clashed with the followers of Fazlu Mandal minutes before Iftar on Monday.

The four were reportedly killed by local weapons during the clash, police said.

Kushtia superintendent of police Md Khairul Alam said, four were killed and at least 15 people from both groups were injured in the clash.

“Of the injured, eight people in critical condition have been admitted to Kushtia General Hospital,” Khairul Alam added.

Tensions are running high in the area and additional police have been deployed, the SI added.

Source: United News of Bangladesh