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Bangladeshi Troops to Assist With Elections Security

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Authorities in Bangladesh are deploying soldiers nationwide to help hold off political violence ahead of next month's national elections. Military and elections officials said the troops will be deployed until January 9, four days past the date of the vote. The military says they are to be used as a "striking force" if there is political violence. Local reports say tens of thousands of troops are being deployed, but the military has not confirmed the number. The main...

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