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Bangladesh police open fire on protesters
At least five people killed as opposition supporters rally against the government across the country.
Last Modified: 31 Jan 2012 04:56



Police in Bangladesh have fired on protesters, killing at least five people, as opposition supporters rallied across the country to demand a caretaker government to oversee elections.

The opposition party has been boycotting parliament for a year, and its leader, Khaleda Zia, has promised her supporters that she will continue to rally against the government.

Another nationwide demonstration is scheduled next month.

Al Jazeera's Nicolas Haque reports from Dhaka, the capital.

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