20 hurt in Noakhali Jubo League factional clash

| Updated: November 12, 2017 13:31:01

20 hurt in Noakhali Jubo League factional clash

At least 20 people, including three policemen, were injured as a factional clash between two groups of Jubo League broke out during a rally marking the 45th founding anniversary of the pro-Awami League youth body in Hatia upazila on Saturday.

Police said Hatia upazila unit of Jubo League, led by its convener Shah Azizur Rahman Miraz, arranged a rally marking the 45th anniversary of the founding anniversary, reports UNB.

However, another group of local Jubo League carried out several attacks on the rally, triggering the clash that left at least 20 people, including Hatia Police Station officer-in-charge Kamruzzaman Shikdar and two constables.

Police fired 250 rubber bullets and lobbed 20 tear gas canisters to bring the situation under control, said injured OC Kamruzzaman.

Additional policemen were deployed in the area to ward off further trouble.

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