No respite in Bangladesh violence over polls as death toll rises to 27

January 18, 2015 11:48 AM

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No respite in Bangladesh violence over polls as death toll rises to 27

DHAKA (Reuters) - An 18-year-old man died after unidentified attackers hurled fire bombs at the vehicle in which he was traveling early on Sunday in Southern Barisal, lifting to 27 the death toll from violence in Bangladesh's deepening political crisis since last year's disputed elections.

Bangladesh's government ruled out military deployment to establish order after the latest violence surrounding a standoff between Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and Begum Khaleda Zia, leader of the opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party.

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