DHAKA May 10, Reuter: Suspected leftwing extremists raided a police station in Western Bangladesh, killing an officer and seizing arms and ammunition, police said on Tuesday. They said about 30 raiders attacked the police station in Magura district on Monday. They escaped with 20 rifles, six machineguns and about 2,000 rounds of ammunition. A: police official said the attackers were from the small revolutionary Sarbahara Party (Party of the Have Not’s).

Sarbahara raiders killed two policemen and stole arms in a similar attack in Brahmanbaria district last week.

Sarbahara extremists killed about 100 people last year but suffered a setback in January when about 300 members surrendered to police.

Article extracted from this publication >> May 13, 1988