An activist of Awami League was killed and 10 others were injured in an attack by their rivals at Chaturbaria Bazar in Shalikha upazila on Saturday night, UNB reports.

The deceased was identified as Wahidar Molla, 52, son of Taijuddin Molla of Kushkhali village in the upazila.

Golam Sarwar, a former member of Talkhari union parishad and Abdul Mannan, a member of the union parishad, had long been at loggerheads over establishing supremacy in the area, said Tariqul Islam, officer-in-charge of Shalikha Police Station.

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Following the enmity, the supporters of Abdul Mannan swooped on Wahidar and his associates around 9:00pm while they were returning home, leaving eleven people injured.

Later, they were taken to Jessore General Hospital where doctors declared Wahidar dead around 10:00pm.

A tense situation has arisen in the area following the incident.

Additional police have been deployed in the area to avert further trouble, said the OC.

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