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Three killed, 100 houses vandalised on eve of 4th phase

Three Congress workers were killed ahead of tomorrow’s fourth phase of panchayat polls in four districts of West Bengal and at least 100 houses vandalised and looted in South 24-Parganas district on Sunday.

There was no let up in bombings, arson and clashes in the five-phased panchayat polls that began on 11 July. While the fourth phase will be held on Monday, the final phase will be on 25 July.
Police said two Congress workers, Nurmohhamad Sheikh and Ahad Ali, were killed after being hit by crude bombs late last night hurled by rival party workers at Kapasdanga in Murshidabad district, one of the four districts going to polls tomorrow, the other three being Nadia, Birbhum and Malda.

Another Congress worker Repon Sheikh met a similar fate at Bharatpur in the same district during a clash between rival party supporters, police said.
The district also witnessed sporadic incidents of clash, including hurling of bombs and stone pelting, leaving several hurt, including two cops in the Kapasdanga area.
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