At least two, including a Jamaat-e-Islami activist, have been killed in clashes and more than a hundred people, including a dozen policemen, injured in two days of the nationwide shutdown, called by Jamaat protesting death penalty awarded to its assistant secretary-general Abdul Quader Mollah by the Bangladesh Supreme Court on Tuesday. A Jamaat activist was killed on Thursday when party cadres engaged in a violent clash with police in southwestern Meherpur, where at least five policemen were badly injured. An auto rickshaw driver was killed on Wednesday after being attacked by militant Jamaat cadres in northern Sirajganj. Following the targeting of policemen, authorities vowed strong action on Thrusday.
Updated: September 19, 2013 20:25 IST
Jamaat activist killed in clash with Bangladesh police