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Four dead on final day of Bangladesh strike

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Four people were killed in strikes across Bangladesh Tuesday, bringing to 20 the death toll in demonstrations aimed at forcing the premier to make way for a caretaker government ahead of elections. 

Police officers stand guard during the third day of a nationwide strike called by the opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party in Dhaka on October 29, 2013

An official said officers opened fire on remote Kutubdia island in the Bay of Bengal after hundreds of protesters from Jamaat-e-Islami, the country's largest Islamist party and a key ally of the main opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP), attacked police with rocks and sticks.

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