7 injured in fierce clash of rival groups of AL

At least seven activists were injured in a fierce clash between two rival groups of ruling Awami League at Chardumuria in sadar upazila tonight.

Kamal, 30, was admitted to the Munshiganj General Hospital while Ameer, 20, and Sohag, 20, were undergoing treatment in private clinics to avoid police action.

UNB correspondent Nasiruddin reporting from the spot said sounds of barrage of gunfire and blasts of homemade bombs were heard. The clash started at 9-30pm was continuing till 11-40pm.

Both sides are equipped with firearms, bombs and deadly weapons.

Villagers said the clash triggered from differences in selection of candidates for the ensuing union parishad election.

District Awami League vice president Shah Alam Mallik is leading one group and sadar upazila Awami League vice president Mustafa Molla the other group.

Heavy contingent riot gear police and elite force RAB reached the spot.

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