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Bangladesh: Five shot dead in violent demonstrations

AFP/Chittagong
Filed on March 26, 2021
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Disturbances came as country marked 50 years of independence.

Five supporters of a hardline group were shot dead in Bangladesh on Friday during violent demonstrations across the country against a visit by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, officials said.

The disturbances came as Bangladesh marked 50 years of independence with rights groups calling for an end to growing authoritarianism including forced disappearances and extra-judicial killings.





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