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12:00 AM, February 09, 2018 / LAST MODIFIED: 01:29 AM, February 09, 2018

'BNP men attack' Bangladesh mission office in London

BNP activities allegedly forced their way into the Bangladesh High Commission in London on Wednesday and assaulted its employees while vandalising some valuables.

Following a demonstration by the UK chapter of BNP and its front organisations, a group of demonstrators entered the high commission in the name of submitting a memorandum, according to a press release issued by the high commission.

The release, which was circulated among journalists during a press conference by Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali at the foreign ministry yesterday, condemned the attack and said the incident has tarnished the cocuntry's image. “Bangladesh High Commission in London represents Bangladesh in the UK. So, damaging the high commission's assets is same as damaging state assets, and attack on the high commission is tantamount to attack on Bangladesh,” said the statement read out by the foreign minister.

Responding to a query, Foreign Minister Ali said one of the attackers was arrested by the British police from the spot.

Police were present during the sudden attack, he said, adding that a video clip was given to London police to take action in this regard.

Meanwhile, the attackers are trying to create confusions among people by spreading fake photos on the social media, added the release.   

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