Bangladesh police clashes with protestors kill at least two, injure dozens
Published on Dec 9, 2012 5:26 PM
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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