2 boys killed being hit by pick-up van amid AL factional clash in city

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Staff Reporter:

Two teenage boys were killed being hit by a pick-up van amid a clash that broke out between two factions of Awami League in Mohammadpur area on Saturday morning.

The deceased were identified as Sujon, 18, son of Nurul Amin and Arif, 14.

Witnesses said that a pick-up van carrying AL activists came under attack by rival group in Nobodhay Housing area.

The driver of the pick-up van tried to escape with the vehicle hurriedly and hit Sujon and Arif, leaving them critically injured.

Sujon succumbed to his injuries at Dhaka Medical College and Hospital while Arif at Suhrawardy Hospital, said Jamil Uddin Mir, officer-in-charge of Mohammadpur Police Station.

Besides, at least 20 people were injured in clashes that broke out in Adabar area.

A chase and counter-chase took place between two factions of Awami League at Adabar centering collection of nomination paper for Awami League leader Sadeq Khan.

Witnesses said supporters of Awami League leader and MP Jahangir Kabir Nanak obstructed and attacked the motorcade of Sadeq Khan when they were heading towards AL Dhanmondi office to collect nomination form, triggering a chase and counter-chase between the two groups.

On information, police rushed in and brought the situation under control, said Kawser Ahmed, officer-in-charge of Adabar Police Station.

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