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Bangladesh police clashes with protestors kill at least two, injure dozens

Published on Dec 9, 2012 5:26 PM
Activists of the BNP-led 18-party alliance set fire to a few vehicles at Kanchpur in Narayanganj during countrywide blockade. The countrywide road blockade program called by the 18-party opposition alliance ended after two people were killed in clashes and arson spread across parts of Bangladesh. -- PHOTO: DEMOTIX

DHAKA (AFP) - At least two people were killed and dozens hurt across Bangladesh Sunday when police and ruling party activists clashed with protesters blocking roads to demand early polls under a caretaker government.

Police fired rubber bullets and tear gas to break up rallies in a dozen places in the capital Dhaka. Demonstrators threw scores of small hand-made bombs, burnt tyres and torched cars and buses.

Police said said one person died in a knife attack as protesters from the main opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) and supporters of the ruling party clashed in the old part of Dhaka.

They said a second man was killed in the northwestern town of Enayetpur.

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