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Bangladesh Opposition Calls Another Strike for Monday - 2004-08-29


Bangladesh's main opposition party has called another nationwide strike Monday to protest a deadly grenade attack on a party rally in the capital, Dhaka, eight days ago.

The shutdown was called by the women's wing of the opposition Awami League -- making it the fourth strike in a week.

The Awami League has said the August 21st attack on its rally was an attempt to assassinate its leader, Sheikh Hassina. The incident left 20 people dead.

The government of Prime Minister Khaleda Zia denied any involvement in the attack.

On Sunday, it pledged a reward of some 160-thousand dollars for information leading to the assailants who launched the attack.

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