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3 hurt in clash, bombs blasted, 10 houses vandalized

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Madaripur: Three people sustained stab injuries and 10 houses were vandalized in a clash between two rival groups at Laxmiganj village in Sadar upazila of the district early Wednesday.
The injured were identified as Rebaul Qazi, 28, son of Yunus Qazi, Sayed Mollah, 16, and his father Salam Mollah, 50, of the village.
Locals said there had been a longstanding dispute between Laskar group and Qazi group over establishing supremacy in the area.
The victims’ family members said a group of people of Laskar group suddenly attacked the houses of Qazi group’s men at the village around 4:00am and vandalised at least 10 houses with sticks.
They exploded around 50 hand bombs to create panic.
The attackers also chopped Rebabul, Sayed and his father Salam with sharp weapons as they tried to resist them, leaving them injured.
The three injured were admitted to Madaripur Sadar Hospital in critical condition.
Officer-in-charge of Sadar Police Station Mozammel Haque confirmed the incident and said the attackers managed to flee the scene before police reached the spot, adding that necessary steps would be taken against those involved in the attack.

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