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Bangladesh deploys troops as protest toll hits 76

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Bangladesh deployed troops in part of the country after fresh clashes erupted Sunday, taking the death toll to 76 in weeks of violence over the conviction of Islamist leaders for war crimes. 

Bangladeshi police personnel stand guard during a nationwide strike called by Jamaat-e-Islami in Dhaka, on March 3, 2013. Bangladesh has deployed troops in the north after 20 more people were killed in a fresh wave of violence over the conviction of Islamist leaders for war crimes in the Muslim-majority nation.

Twenty people were killed in the latest bout of violence as the largest Islamic party Jamaat-e-Islami declared a nationwide strike to denounce the trials.

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