2 shot dead in Bangladesh as tensions heat up on anniversary of 2014 general election

January 5, 2015 6:30 AM

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DHAKA, Bangladesh – Two men on a motorbike have opened fire on anti-government activists in northwestern Bangladesh, killing two amid tensions on the anniversary of a general election boycotted by a major opposition alliance last year.

Aminul Haque, a local leader from the Bangladesh Nationalist Party, says the shooting took place Monday in Natore district, 160 kilometers (100 miles) northwest of the capital, Dhaka.

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