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35 injured in religious violence in Bangladesh

Friday, November 21, 2003 | Updated: 22:52 IST » World » Subcontinent » News Story
35 injured in religious violence in Bangladesh
Agence France-Presse
Dhaka, November 21

Bangladeshi police used batons to break up Muslim religious groups clashing over a mosque in Dhaka on Friday, leaving 35 people injured, a television network reported.

Among the injured were 10 policemen who took action after a group of Sunni Muslims tried to storm a mosque of a rival Kadiani sect in north Dhaka's Nakhalpara district after weekly Friday prayers, the ATN reported.

The network adding that frenzied groups later attacked a nearby police camp and burned two parked motorcycles.

ATN, quoting police sources, said several officials from a local mosque allegedly organised the attack, claiming that their rivals were conspiring against them at the nearby Kadiani mosque.

Kadianis are a lesser-known minority Islamic sect who most of the mainstream Sunni Muslim leaders refuse to accept as Muslims.

© Hindustan Times Ltd. 2003.
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