Violence in Dhaka
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Bangladesh strike over war crimes trials sparks clashes

At least two people were killed as violence erupted across Bangladesh during a strike called by the largest Islamic party, Jamaat-e-Islami.

Police fired tear gas and rubber bullets and vehicles were torched.

The strike was called in protest at a war crimes trial in which several Jamaat-e-Islami leaders have been charged.

The BBC's Sanjoy Majumder reports from Dhaka.

  • 31 Jan 2013
  • From the section Asia