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Home  Worldwide  Bangladesh  2003  Muslims in Bangladesh mosque row
Muslims in Bangladesh mosque row

BBC World News
South Asia
Last Updated: Friday, 21 November, 2003, 18:00 GMT
Muslims in Bangladesh mosque row

At least 50 people have been injured in clashes in the Bangladeshi capital, Dhaka, between police and a hardline Islamic group after Friday prayers.

Police say the incident started when hundreds of radical Sunni Muslims attacked a mosque used by the minority Ahmadiyya Muslim community.

On Thursday night police prevented a similar attempt by Sunni hardliners to take over the mosque.

Correspondents say the radicals want the Ahmadiyya declared non-Muslims.

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