Members of the Border Guard of Bangladesh (BGB) stand guard in front of a court during a verdict of a arms smuggling case in Chittagong January 30, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer
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The head of Bangladesh's largest opposition party, the BNP, accused the government on Tuesday of being involved in the killing or disappearance of more than 300 activists around the time of the country's election.The Bangladesh Nationalist Party boycotted the violence-plagued vote on Jan. 5 that was won by the ruling Awami League -- its great rivals which the BNP has alternated power with over the decades. The government had no specific response to the accusation but said such BNP allegations had previously been found to be untrue.Begum Khaleda Zia, a former prime minister, said her party had details of 242 supporters who had been killed and 60 who had disappeared between Dec. 26 and Jan. 27, as well as another 22,000 who had been arrested.
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