Two killed in clashes during strike called by Islamists in Bangladesh

At least two people were killed as police fired gunshots to disperse rowdy demonstrators in eastern Bangladesh during a nationwide strike called by a radical Islamic group, officials said on Sunday. Local government official Ariful Haq Mridul told dpa by phone that the lawmen fired their guns after a police station was attacked and set on fire by several hundred stick-wielding protesters in Sarail in Brahmanbaria district, nearly 90 kilometres east of the capital Dhaka. Two of the protesters died at the scene, he said, adding those wounded were taken to nearby hospitals. Violence erupted in so…

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