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Two journalists, three others receive bullets in Habiganj police-BNP clash

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DE Online Desk
HABIGANJ: At least 25 people, including five with bullets, were injured in a clash amongst police and Bangladesh Nationalist Party leaders and activists during the party’s human chain programme in Sayestanagar of Habiganj upazila on Sunday.
The bullet-injured victims included two journalists — My TV correspondent Niranjan Goswami and Desh TV correspondent Amir Hamza.
Kamal Uddin Selim, joint convener of district unit BNP, said that the leaders and activists of BNP and its associate bodies were holding a human chain programme in front of the BNP office in the morning.
At one stage, police obstructed them, triggering a heated argument and the clash broke out at about 12:30pm.
Police lobbed tear gas shells and fired rubber bullets to disperse them, leaving at 25 people injured.
Meanwhile, Ajay Chandra Deb, officer-in-charge of Habiganj police station, said six policemen were injured in the clash.
Police also detained a man from the spot.
The situation was now under control, said the OC.

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