4 dead, hundreds injured as riots continue in Bangladesh

4 dead, hundreds injured as riots continue in Bangladesh
# 02 March 2013 22:56 (UTC +04:00)

Baku-APA. At least four people were shot dead and hundreds of others including cops injured in Bangladesh on Saturday, as riots continued for the third consecutive day after an Islamist opposition leader was sentenced to death for war crimes, APA reports quoting Xinhua.

Three people were killed in Chittagong district, some 242 km southeast of capital Dhaka, where dozens of shots were fired by law enforcers. In retaliation, activists of Bangladesh Jamaat-e- Islami party also reportedly fired back at the law enforcers.

Another death was reported from Nilphamari, some 360 km northwest of Dhaka, where a youth died after police and paramilitary troop opened fire to disperse the Islamic party's protesters who have been staging demonstrations since Thursday.

Scores of people including law enforcers were injured in the clashes in Nilphamari and Chittagong on Saturday.

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