A petrol bomb exploded outside the hotel where India's president was staying in Bangladesh on Monday as four more protesters died in a wave of violence sparked by the prosecution of local Islamist leaders.
Bangladeshi Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) personnel stand guard during a nationwide strike in Dhaka on March 4, 2013. Schools and businesses were shut Monday across Bangladesh on the second day of a general strike called by Islamist protesters, as three more demonstrators died in the deadliest violence since independence.
Police in the capital Dhaka and hotel employees said nobody was injured by the explosion just outside the luxury Sonargaon Pan Pacific Hotel where President Pranab Mukherjee was staying.
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