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US envoy’s cars attacked in Dhaka unrest

US envoy’s cars attacked in Dhaka unrest

Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption Bangladesh police have fired tear gas on student protesters demanding better road safety Armed men attacked a convoy of cars carrying the US envoy to Bangladesh in the capital Dhaka on Saturday night, US officials said.Ambassador Marcia Bernicat and her security team were able to get away unharmed, but two…


Bangladeshi police fire tear gas shell during clashes with students during a protest in Dhaka on August 5Image copyright AFP/Getty
Image caption Bangladesh police have fired tear gas on student protesters demanding better road safety

Armed men attacked a convoy of cars carrying the US envoy to Bangladesh in the capital Dhaka on Saturday night, US officials said.

Ambassador Marcia Bernicat and her security team were able to get away unharmed, but two cars were damaged.

It comes as thousands of students and school children continue a week-long protest calling for safer roads.

Police have fired tear gas to disperse the crowds. Dozens of protesters have also been injured in street attacks.

The US ambassador condemned the violence against the peaceful protesters on Sunday.

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