Agence France-PresseMarch 21, 2013 03:00
Bangladeshi police shot dead an Islamist supporter on Thursday as they tried to fend off a mob attack by some 2,000 opposition activists angered by the ongoing war crimes trials of their leaders.
Police said 2,000 supporters of the country's largest Islamic party, Jamaat-e-Islami, attacked a group of 90 officers at a village in the western Jhenidah district after they tried to arrest some Jamaat activists.
"They attacked us with sticks and rocks. They smashed our cars. As the situation went out of control, we had to open fire," local police officer Rashid Uddin told AFP.