One person was killed and two others were injured in a shootout between supporters of an Awami League-backed councilor candidate and a rebel candidate in the Chittagong City Corporation (CHC) elections.
The incident took place around 8:30 pm on Tuesday (January 12) at Pathantuli Magpukur Par area under Double Mooring Police Station in the city.
The deceased was identified as Azgar Ali Babul, 55. The injured are- Md. Mahbub and Oli Uddin. All three were shot, police and hospital sources said.
Among them, Azgar Ali and Mahbub were supporters of Awami League-backed councilor candidate Nazrul Islam Bahadur of Pathantuli ward No. 26, police said. The other is a pedestrian. However, the details of those killed and injured were not immediately known.
Double Mooring Police Station OC Sadeep Kumar Das said at 10pm that there were chases and shootings between supporters of Awami League-backed candidate Nazrul Islam Bahadur and rebel candidate Abdul Quader of the same party in the Magpukur area. Azgar Ali Babul and Mahbub were shot. Both were initially known to be supporters of Bahadur. Also a pedestrian was shot.
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