Nine killed in Bangladesh fire bomb attacks on bus, truck

February 7, 2015 6:36 AM

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DHAKA (Reuters) - At least nine people, including two children, were burned alive in Bangladesh when opposition activists hurled petrol bombs at a packed bus and a truck in the latest spasm of worsening political violence, police said on Saturday.

The opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) refused to take part in a general election 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 poll.

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