Petrol bomb attack in Bangladesh kills 9

The remains of the bus after the attack. BDNews24.

Nine people have been killed and at least 30 injured in Bangladesh following petrol bomb attacks linked to the country’s disputed elections.

The violence in Bangladesh has escalated since January 5 when protests broke out over the elections which was boycotted by the opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party, who said it would be rigged.

They were angry that Sheikh Hasina, who has been in power since 2009, refused to stand aside to make way for a neutral caretaker administration to oversee the election.

The latest attacks brought the death toll to 63 since a nationwide transportation blockade started to pressure Prime Minister Hasina to resign…

This does have something to do with Islam because the opposition are allied to Jamaat-e-Islami (Asian version of the Muslim Brotherhood).  It is like the fight in Egypt between the Muslim Brotherhood and those who are not so keen on Islamists running the government.  It is a pattern also seen in Libya.