Eight injured in Chattogram Awami League factional clash

Sun Online Desk

30th June, 2019 12:48:53 printer

Eight injured in Chattogram Awami League factional clash

Eight people, including three policemen, were injured as two factions of ruling party engaged in yet another clash over establishing supremacy in city's Lalkhan Bazar area on Saturday, reports UNB.

Nurul Absar, sub-inspector of Khulshi Police Station, said there had been longstanding feud between followers of Didarul Alam Masum, secretary of Awami League's local ward unit, and Abul Hasnat Belal, a leader of Shechha Shebok League's local unit, over establishing supremacy in the area.

Two factions engaged in a conflict on Saturday evening and exchanged fire that left five people injured critically.

Later, police went to the spot and brought the situation under control by firing bullets and teargas, said officer-in-charge of Khulshi Police Station Pronob Chowdhury.

All the injured except one sustained bullet injury. They -- Monir Hossain, 40, Sohel, 23, Suman, 18 and Emon, 17 -- are being treated at Chattogram Medical College Hospital.

Three policemen also were injured in the clash, added the OC.

However, two leaders blamed each other for the conflict. There is fear prevailing of further clashes between their followers.