Four killed in Bangladesh fire bomb attack on bus

February 6, 2015 8:10 PM

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DHAKA (Reuters) - At least four people, including a child, were burned alive in northern Bangladesh when opposition activists hurled petrol bombs at a packed bus on Friday night in the latest spasm of worsening political violence.

The opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) refused to take part in a general election just over a year ago, saying it would be rigged, and intensified protests last month in a bid to force Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to step down and hold a new one.

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