At least five people have been killed and dozens injured as Hefazat-e-Islam activists clashed with police and BGB members at Nandanpur of Brahmanbaria Sadar upazila.
According to sources, clash erupted around 6pm when the Hefazat men assembled at Nandanpur Bazar to hold a rally, protesting against the visit of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Bangladesh and Friday's police action on Hefazat activists in Chattogram and Dhaka.
They carried out an attack on police and BGB members, when the law enforcers tried to obstruct them.
At one stage, police and BGB members opened fire to disperse them. Some protesters sustained bullet-injuries during the clash.
When they were taken to Brahmanbaria General Hosptial after rescue, doctors declared three of them dead, while two more succumbed to their injuries later.
The deceased were identified as Juru Alam, 35, son of Abdul Latif Miya; Badal Miya, 24, son of Dabir Miya; Sujon Miya, 22, son of Juru Ali; Kawsar, 25; and Jubayer 22.
Abdullah Al Mamun, duty doctor of the hospital, confirmed the deaths to The Business Standard.
Contacted, Superintendent of Brahmanbaria Police Mohammad Anisur Rahman told media that he was on the spot and somehow managed to get away with fellow policemen during the clash.
He also revealed that many people were injured in the clash, but he was not aware of the deaths.
Earlier on Friday, four Hefazat-e-Islam activists were killed, and dozens injured when several hundreds of them clashed with cops in Chattogram's Hathazari. They attacked and vandalised a police station during the clash.
Hefazat-e-Islam and some other Islamist groups have been demonstrating in Dhaka, Chattogram, Brahmanbaria and some other districts against the visit of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Bangladesh for the last few days.