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Dozens injured in Bangladesh clashes

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Dozens of people have been injured in Bangladesh in clashes between police and supporters of the main opposition leader, also a former prime minister.

The violence followed Khaleda Zia’s eviction from her home in a military barracks. She had lived there for nearly thirty years since the assassination of her husband, the former president.

Earlier she appeared on TV in tears to explain the court eviction order. The current prime minister is said to have ordered her expulsion.

Violence was reported in several parts of the capital Dhaka and in other towns and cities. It came amid a day-long general strike in Bangladesh.

The trouble has revived fears of the beginning of a return to widespread political infighting that blighted the south Asian country for decades.