Lonely Planet Writer

Strike brings more violence to the streets of Dhaka

Old Town Dhaka.
Old Town, Dhaka. Image by b k / CC BY-SA 2.0

A 48-hour general strike called by opposition politicians in Bangaldesh has been marred by arson attacks and bomb blasts in the capital Dhaka, and in Kulna district. City buses have been attacked in several locations and many companies operating intercity buses have cancelled services around the country.  The violence is just the latest in a wave of political disturbances linked to the arrest and harassment of opposition politicians. Read more: thedailystar.net