DHAKA; Extremists from a leftwing underground party seeking a revolution in Bangladesh shot dead two policemen and stole 11 rifles and a submachine gun in a raid on a police station on Monday, police said.

They said about 25 members of the Sarbahara Party stormed the police station in Brahmanbaria District and sprayed policemen with automatic rifle fire.

Two policemen were killed, three were wounded and others held hostage for more than an hour.

LONDON: Emma Sergeant, the daughter of a wealthy British Financier, is emerging as ‘one of Britain’s most talented young painters with an exotic collection of portraits of Afghan rebel tribesman in Pakistan. “I was sitting in Australia, painting landscapes in the winter of 1984 and I thought “Id love to paint the Afghans’,” Sergeant said. “It just came to me out of the blue because they are such a noble people”.

 ISLAMABAD: A bomb ripped through a marketplace in the northwestern Pakistani town of Peshawar, injuring nine people, Pakistan press international said. Later, a government statement said Afghan jets and artillery attacked two. Northwestern Pakistani border areas, killing 13 people and injuring 17. Most of the dead and injured were Afghan refugees, it said. CHANDIGARH, India: Unknown gunmen opened fire on diners in a floating restaurant in northern India, killing two newlywed couples and injuring at least six people, police said. The attack was one of several throughout Punjab state in which 16 people died, including five freedom fighters.

Article extracted from this publication >> May 6, 1988