Thursday, March 28, 2013

‘Shoot at sight’ orders in Bangladesh opposition strike

Dhaka: Authorities issued “shoot at sight” orders today as the main opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) and partners in the 18-party alliance enforced a nationwide 36-hour strike to demand the release of over 150 activists detained earlier this month.
Suspected opposition supporters exploded homemade bombs in Dhaka during the general strike. No one was injured in the blasts.
Dhaka Metropolitan Police official Abul Bashar said at least three crude bombs exploded Wednesday near a railway station in the city. Footage from several TV stations showed blast incidents in other parts of the city.
The Jamaat-e-Islami wants to halt trials of opposition politicians accused of crimes stemming from the country’s 1971 independence war against Pakistan.


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