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At least one person died and several people were injured on Sunday, after hardline Islamic activists calling for the enactment of an anti-blasphemy law clashed with Bangladesh police, in the capital Dhaka. (May 5)

Dateline: Dhaka - 5 May 2013

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At least one person died and several people were injured on Sunday, after hardline Islamic activists calling for the enactment of an anti-blasphemy law clashed with Bangladesh police, in the capital Dhaka.

Police fired rubber bullets to disperse the stone-throwing activists.

The activists were among thousands demonstrating around Dhaka, blocking roads and cutting off the city from the rest of the country.

Clashes broke out in central Dhaka as activists started pelting police with stones, a police official said.

He spoke on condition of anonymity under local briefing rules.

An unidentified man was killed and at least 45 people were injured, the official said.

He provided no further details.

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