A policeman uses a baton to hit an activist during a protest rally in Dhaka, capital of Bangladesh, on March 2, 2013. Bangladesh violence death toll Friday rose to 42 after fierce clashes between activists of an Islamic party and law enforcers following a war-crime trial verdict. (Xinhua/Shariful Islam)
4 dead, hundreds injured as riots continue in Bangladesh
DHAKA, March 2 (Xinhua) -- At least four people were shot dead and hundreds of others including cops injured in Bangladesh on Saturday, as riots continued for the third consecutive day after an Islamist opposition leader was sentenced to death for war crimes.
Three people were killed in Chittagong district, some 242 km southeast of capital Dhaka, where dozens of shots were fired by law enforcers. In retaliation, activists of Bangladesh Jamaat-e- Islami party also reportedly fired back at the law enforcers. Full story