At least 30 people, including 13 cops, were injured in a clash between Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) activists and police in Netrokona town Thursday morning.
Fakhruzzaman Jewel, Additional Superintendent of Police of the district, said vehicular movement in the district’s Chhoto Bazar area was suspended as BNP activists started to gather in front of their party office to celebrate the 44th founding anniversary of the party.
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“The clash erupted when police went to normalize the traffic situation. BNP activists attacked us when we tried to free up the road. We had to use tear gas and fire blank shots to bring the situation under control,” said Jewel.
Police have so far arrested 13 BNP activists in connection with the clash.