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The World : 6 Deaths Force Halt in Bangladesh Vote

Bangladesh officials suspended municipal voting at scores of polling places around the country after an outbreak in political violence left six people dead and about 200 injured, authorities said. About 15,000 police and village guards had been deployed to protect polling stations during the voting for 80 municipal councils after earlier campaign violence. But balloting was halted after repeated clashes involving groups of rival candidates, supporters and police. Election commission sources said 388 candidates are running for the head council posts and 3,000 others are contesting 798 council seats.


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