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Army deals with insurrection; INTERNATIONAL BANGLADESH.

The Bangladesh government called out the army after mutinous border guards opened fire at their headquarters in the capital Dhakaand seized a nearby shopping centre, injuring several people in an insurrection apparently sparked by pay disputes.

Sajjad Haider, a spokesman for the Bangladesh Rifles, the official name of the paramilitary border force, said the army moved in.

A press statement by the military's media department said the government has urged the revolting soldiers to lay down their arms.

ETV said guards seized a conference hall where officers were meeting, and that troops of the Bangladesh Rifles chanted slogans for more pay and better facilities.
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Publication:The Birmingham Post (England)
Date:Feb 26, 2009
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