At least 12 injured by rubber bullets in Bangladesh war crimes protest
DHAKA (AFP) - Clashes rocked the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka's main commercial district on Wednesday as police battled with Islamist protesters demanding a halt to the country's war crimes trials.
At least a dozen people were injured by rubber bullets during the clashes, Dhaka Medical College emergency officer Robiul, who uses one name, told AFP.
Police and witnesses said the clashes at Motijheel commercial area, home to top banks, the main stock market and insurers, began after the supporters of Bangladesh's largest Islamic party Jamaat-e-Islami tried to hold marches.
They torched a bus and attacked vehicles with police reacting by firing rubber bullets, witnesses said.