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Several vehicles set on fire, vandalised in Shyamoli

Several vehicles including a police van were set on fire and vandalised in Dhaka’s Shyamoli area this afternoon.

Witnesses said a group of people brought out a sudden procession, shouting slogans in favour of BNP around 1:00pm.

At one stage, they set a bus of Welcome Paribahan, a motorcycle and a police pick-up van near Shyamoli Shishu Mela on fire.

They also vandalised around a dozen of buses and motorcycles, our staff photographer reports from the spot.

The vandals left the area within moments.Rubaiyat Zaman, an additional deputy commissioner, on the spot said around 300 BNP leaders and activists brought out a procession and they vandalised and torched several vehicles.A duty officer of Mohammadpur Firs Station said they were informed that a bus was set on fire in Shyamoli area but locals doused it.

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