Bus torched in Mirpur, 2 hurt

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At least two persons sustained minor injuries when miscreants set fire to a bus in the capital’s Mirpur area this morning, on the second day of the opposition-sponsored nonstop blockade.

Unknown miscreants torched the bus around 9:45am on Mirpur-Azimpur Road near Sony Cinema Hall in Mirpur, report Bangla daily Prothom Alo quoting Anwar Hossain, an inspector of special branch of police.

The vehicle gutted to ashes before the firemen managed to douse the flame, the police official added.

The BNP on December 30 called the indefinite blockade of rail, roads and waterways from the first of the new year to resist what it called the one-sided January 5 election.

Since November 26, the BNP-led 18-party opposition alliance has enforced nationwide blockade of roads, rail and waterways for 22 days in phases, demanding the cancellation of the January 5 polls.

Violent clashes, arson blasts and killings happened almost daily, claiming at least 122 lives during the period.

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