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BANGLADESH: News Briefs

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31 persons killed in Bangladesh during the week: At least 27 persons, including three Security Forces (SFs), were killed in clashes between SFs and Hefajat-e-Islam (HeI) cadres on May 6 in Narayanganj, Chittagong and Bagerhat Districts. In Narayanganj District, 20 persons, including two Policemen and a Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) soldier, were killed. In Chittagong District, six people were killed and 50 others, including five Policemen, injured. In Bagerhat District, one HeI cadre was killed and at least 20 other persons, including SFs and journalists, were injured during the running battles.

BGB trooper, Lavlu Miah (38), and Muhamad Sumon (22), a student of Dhaka City College, injured in the fierce clash between cadres of HeI and Police during May 6's clash in Narayanganj District succumbed to their injuries on May 7.

A HeI cadre, who received a bullet wound in clashes between law enforcers and HeI cadres in Paltan area during Dhaka Siege programme of HeI on May 5, died on May 9. The deceased is identified as Farhan Raza (30).

An IslamiChhatra Shibir (ICS) cadre, identified as Shahadat Hossain, was killed in a gunfight between ISC cadres and Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) at Binodpur Amjad intersection in Rajshahi city of Rajshahi District on May 11. Daily Star, May 6-13, 2013.

JeI leader AKM Yusuf arrested: The Jamaat-e-Islami (JeI) Nayeb-e-Ameer (Deputy Chief) AKM Yusuf, founder of the infamous Razakar force that collaborated with the occupation Pakistani army in killing three million Bengalis in 1971, was arrested from Dhaka on May 12. He was later sent to jail. Daily Star, May 13, 2013.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina responds to HeI demands: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on May 3 responding to the 13-point demand of the Hefazat-e-Islam (HeI) said, "We've already gone through HeI demands. Many of these have already been implemented while some are in the process. The PM clarified that Islam is now the state religion. Daily Star, May 4, 2013.

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