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Bangladesh strike: 20 hurt in clashes

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 10, 2013 - 15:48

Dhaka: At least 20 people have been injured in clashes between police and activists near Bangladesh`s capital on the second day of a national strike called by opposition parties.

ATN Bangla TV station says clashes occurred in Narayanganj district after opposition supporters brought out a procession that was intercepted by police today.

Witnesses say about a dozen homemade bombs also have exploded in parts of the capital, Dhaka.

An alliance of 18 parties is enforcing the 36-hour strike demanding release of more than 160 opposition politicians arrested in the last two weeks.

A truck driver was killed and several other people were reported hurt in strike-related violence yesterday.


First Published: Wednesday, April 10, 2013 - 15:48

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