At least two people have been killed in political violence in Bangladesh, on the final day of campaigning before local elections.
Reports from the Banghladesh capital, Dhaka, say the two deaths occurred Friday in the provinces of Pabna and Gopalganj. At least 100 people have been injured in recent days during clashes among supporters of various political parties.
Bangladesh's 60 million registered voters began casting ballots today (Saturday) for nearly 200-thousand candidates to fill 55-thousand seats in more than 42-hundred rural councils.
Voting is scheduled to continue through March 16th. Authorities say security is tight at polling stations.