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Three Bangladeshi Activists Killed in Political Protests


Clashes between pro- and anti-government protesters in Bangladesh have left at least three people dead, amid frantic efforts to resolve a political crisis.

Thousands of activists fought with rivals at Dhaka University on Tuesday and in towns outside the capital. Some 50 people were hurt. On Monday, at least 20 people were wounded in gun battles between rival groups in Dhaka.

The opposition activists are calling for the resignation of the country's election commissioner and his deputies. The opposition says the officers are biased towards the ruling party and could rig national elections next January.

An adviser to the caretaker government in Bangladesh said Monday the political crisis could be resolved on Tuesday or Wednesday. The government has been holding talks with opposition negotiators to try to reach a compromise.

Zahurul Alam has more on the story.

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