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Security forces on alert for Bangladesh blockade

Security forces went on high alert on Sunday to avert trouble as Bangladesh was hit by a countrywide transport blockade — the fourth in as many weeks — amid a deepening political crisis ahead of elections in January. Witnesses said road links between the capital Dhaka and the port city of Chittagong, as well as other main cities, were paralysed as the blockade took hold early on Sunday, a working day in mainly Muslim Bangladesh. Hasina’s alliance said late on Saturday the blockade and other protests would be peaceful “unless the police or rival political activists resorted to any excess.” Full Story

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