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Chittagong-10: Two shot in clash between activists of AL, independent candidate

  • Crude bombs exploded
  • Voting began at 8am
Update : 07 Jan 2024, 03:43 PM

At least two people were shot in a clash between activists of Awami League nominated candidate Mohiuddin Bachchu and independent candidate Mohammad Manjur Alam in Chittagong on Sunday. 

There were also reports of crude bomb blasts during the clash, Chittagong Divisional Commissioner Md Tofail Islam confirmed the matter.

The identities of the injured victims could not be found yet, however, one of them may be a rickshaw puller, he added.

Md Tofail Islam added that they are investigating the matter. 

Chittagong

Click to get exclusive minute-to-minute update on election here

Bangladesh’s 119.6 million voters are casting their ballots for the 12th national parliamentary election.

Voting began at 8am on Sunday at 261,912 polling booths in 42,024 voting centre and will continue until 4pm with 299 parliamentary seats up for election. Polls were deferred in one seat at the death of a candidate.    

With the ruling Awami League and its alliance looking confident to win the election for a fourth straight term, its arch-rival BNP and like-minded parties called for a hartal on the day.

Timeline: National Election 2024
07 Jan 2024, 21:55
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