COX’S BAZAR: At least 4 people had been killed in the Bangladeshi metropolis of Chittagong on Friday after police fired at protesters during an indication against a visit by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, police officers mentioned.
“We had to fire teargas and rubber bullets to disperse them as they entered a police station and carried out extensive vandalism,” Rafiqul Islam, the police official instructed Reuters, referring to protesters.
Modi arrived in the capital Dhaka for a two-day visit to have a good time the fiftieth anniversary of Bangladesh’s independence.
The protesters in Chittagong had been from the Hefazat-e-Islam Bangladesh, an Islamist group against the visit of Modi, who critics say has been pushing a Hindu-first agenda in India.
Mohammad Alauddin, one other police official in Chittagong, mentioned that eight people had been delivered to a hospital in the town with gunshot wounds, of which 4 succumbed to their accidents
Protests additionally flared in the capital Dhaka, the place dozens of people, together with two journalists, had been injured in clashes with police, witnesses mentioned.
A momentous yr in the historical past of BangladeshBangladesh units instance by sheltering hundreds of thousands of Rohingya people