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Bangladesh police arrest a key opposition leader as violence leaves 3 dead and many injured

Associated Press

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Authorities in Bangladesh have arrested a key opposition figure from the Bangladesh Nationalist Party and sent him to prison after hours of detention. The party had called for a nationwide strike after violent clashes with security forces a day earlier. Media reports said at least three civilians died in the violence, which included an arson attack in the capital, Dhaka, on Sunday. Dozens of others were injured during the strike. At least one police officer was killed and scores were injured Saturday when a massive rally by tens of thousands of opposition activists turned violent, police said. The opposition is demanding the resignation of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.

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