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Deadly Bangladesh clashes erupt over insults against Islam

At least four people have died in Bangladesh in clashes between police and Islamist protesters who took to the streets accusing bloggers of blasphemy. Dozens more were reported injured.

Some were calling for the execution of the bloggers, whom they accuse of insulting Islam.

Last week, blogger Ahmed Rajib Haider was killed outside his home.

The protests come days after authorities blocked some websites for "hurting religious feelings".

In the capital, Dhaka, thousands of protesters from an alliance of Islamic parties went on a protest rally soon after Friday prayers in the country's national mosque.

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Added: Feb-23-2013 Occurred On: Feb-23-2013
By: AEI
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Tags: Bangladesh, Islam, Insults, Blasphemy, Bloggers, Deadly, Clashes, Protests
Location: Bangladesh (load item map)
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