Arson attack on packed bus kills 7 in Bangladesh, police say

February 3, 2015 7:41 AM

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DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Attackers threw crude fire bombs at a packed bus early Tuesday morning, setting it alight as it moved along a Bangladesh highway and leaving at least seven people dead and 16 injured amid a nationwide strike called by the opposition.

The pre-dawn attack, the latest in a surge in political violence, came as the bus traveled from the coastal city of Cox's Bazar to the capital, Dhaka, said Uttam Chakrabarty, police chief in the Comilla district where the bombing occurred. The area is about 90 kilometers (55 miles) east of the capit...

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