The party is enforcing the first of the three days of strike it announced after a special tribunal awarded the death penalty to its chief Motiur Rahman Nizami, found guilty of committing war crimes during Bangladesh’s Liberation War.
Jamaat supporters threw two bombs at a police patrol car from a procession at the town’s PTI intersection Thursday morning, said Sadar Police OC Faizur Rahman.
“Police dispersed the group by firing tear-gas shells,” he said.
Activists of the Jamaat and its student front Islami Chhatra Shibir brought out sporadic processions from various parts of the town.
They poured petrol on the roads and set them alight, said police and witnesses.
Earlier, 87 people, including 15 Shibir activists were detained during late-night raids on Wednesday. Three local weapons were recovered, said OC Faizur.
Members of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) and Border Guards Bangladesh (BGB)alogn with the police were working to secure the town during the strike.