Bangladesh outraged over anti-Islamic bloggers
4 killed, 1000 hurt in clashes across country
Dhaka Feb 22, 2013 (BDINN):
At least four people were killed and around 1,000 inured, many of them withbullets,, when police and ruling party men attacked on peaceful protesters in the capital and elsewhere in thecountry after Juma prayers on Friday.Hundreds of thousands Muslim demonstrators protest contemptuous comments on Prophet Muhammad onFriday in Dhaka and other major cities in Bangladesh. Their protests turn out violent when police obstruct them.Massive clash broke out between the law enforcers and the protesters.Police open fires to disperse the protesters, lobbed hundreds of rounds of tear shell carried massive batoncharge. In responding, the agitated protesters hurl bricks to the law enforcers. Two deaths were reported from western Jhinaidah and northeaster Sylhet, two others died in northwesternGaibandha. Jamaat leader Abdus Salam died while police attacked on the peaceful procession brought out in Jhinadah town.Abdus Salam was a lecturer of Arabic department of Jhinadha Siddikia Alia Madrasha.Parts of the capital Dhaka and southeastern port city of Chittagong turned into battlefields as protesters attackedpolice, damaged or torched shops and vehicles.Roads become deserted, panic created and the clashes continue for hours. The injured have been taken tohospitals. All activities remain shutdown amid chase and counter chase between the law enforcers andprotesters.In Dhaka, the violence broke out outside the Baitul Mukarram national mosque, where the protesters alsoattacked around a dozen journalists.Several worshippers were trapped inside the mosque as police tried to thwart the protest by locking the gates.Clashes took place at the premises of Baitul Mukarram National Mosque, Jatiya Press Club, and Paltan, KatabonMosque, Dainik Bangla intersection and Shilpakala Academy areas.Police later detained more than 100 people from the spot.
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