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18 injured in Bangladesh in election day violence

18 injured in Bangladesh in election day violence

Eighteen people have been injured in election day violence in southwestern Bangladesh.
The United News of Bangladesh agency reported Monday that clashes between supporters of rival candidates broke out in towns in Madaripur district, 45 miles (72 kilometers) southwest of the capital of Dhaka.
The fighting was the first report of violence as the country held its first election in seven years. The much-anticipated poll is to restore democracy to this troubled nation after two years of emergency rule.
Authorities have deployed 650,000 police officers and soldiers across the country to prevent violence and vote fraud in Muslim-majority Bangladesh, which has a history of military rule and political unrest.


Updated : 2021-04-23 08:10 GMT+08:00