SunSep242017

Bangladesh deploys troops as clashes escalate-At least 23 people killed during strike called in protest over death sentence given to Jamaat-e-Islami party leader.

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At least 23 people have been killed in fresh clashes across Bangladesh at the start of a nationwide strike called over a death sentence given to an Islamist party leader for war crimes in the Muslim-majority nation.Delwar Hossain Sayedee, of Jamaat-e-Islami, was found guilty on Thursday of murder, religious persecution and rape during the 1971 independence war, triggering violent clashes between Jamaat supporters and police across the country.

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