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Riots, executions and war crimes: Bangladesh’s political violence, explained

DHAKA — This nation of 150 million is mired in turmoil. Some 322 people have perished this year from political violence. That’s the highest death toll outside a conflict zone. Hundreds of thousands have taken to the streets in riots that have seen buses burned, cars torched, and policemen targeted by Islamist mobs. Protests are expected to intensify.
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