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2 die in violence during general strike in Bangladesh as opposition pushes for caretaker gov't

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    A vehicle burns after it was set on fire allegedly by opposition activists during a general strike in Josohor, outskirts of Dhaka, Bangladesh, Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013. Police and supporters of Bangladesh's ruling party clashed Sunday with opposition supporters, leaving at least five people dead and scores injured in different parts of the country as opposition parties tried to enforce a three-day nationwide general strike. (AP Photo) (The Associated Press)

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    Bangladeshi riot policewomen stand guard in front of a burnt-out car which was set afire by opposition supporters previously, outside the office of the main opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) during a general strike in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013. The protest is aimed at forcing Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to quit and form a caretaker government made up of people from outside political parties to oversee an election due by early next year. The shutdown is to continue until Tuesday night. (AP Photo/A.M. Ahad) (The Associated Press)

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    Bangladeshi police officers try to douse the flames on a motorcycle allegedly ignited by opposition activists during a general strike in Rajshahi, outskirts of Dhaka, Bangladesh, Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013. Police and supporters of Bangladesh's ruling party clashed Sunday with opposition supporters, leaving fatalities and scores injured in different parts of the country as opposition parties tried to enforce a three-day nationwide general strike. (AP Photo) (The Associated Press)

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    Main opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) lawmakers shout slogans in the premises of the Parliament during a general strike in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013. The protest is aimed at forcing Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to quit and form a caretaker government made up of people from outside political parties to oversee an election due by early next year. The shutdown is to continue until Tuesday night. (AP Photo/A.M. Ahad) (The Associated Press)

Bangladesh's opposition alliance enforced a nationwide strike Monday marred by violence that resulted in two deaths.

A 40-year-old man belonging to the ruling Awami League party was stabbed to death by opposition supporters after a street altercation as the protesters tried to stop vehicles defying the shutdown in the central district of Jamalpur, local police official Qazi Sayedur Rahman said.

In the southeastern district of Chittagong, a trucker lost control of his vehicle when it was attacked by the strike supporters, said local police official Nazmul Hasan. The 32-year-old driver died at the scene when his truck overturned.

Meanwhile, at least 50 people were injured when a train derailed in northern Lalmonirhat district as the strike supporters uprooted the rail line, Channel 24 TV station reported.

In Dhaka, the opposition supporters torched an office of the ruling party at dawn, Fire Service and Civil Defense official Mohammad Ali said.

TV stations reported that scores were injured in clashes in parts of the country.

At least 13 people have died since Friday in violence as the government of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and an 18-party alliance led by opposition leader Khaleda Zia disagree over forming a caretaker government. The opposition began the three-day general strike on Sunday to force the government to quit and form an independent government to oversee an election due by early next year.

The caretaker system of forming a government from outside the parties has been used for 15 years but the Supreme Court ruled it unconstitutional. The opposition blames the government, saying it has been done to rig the election, an allegation authorities have rejected.

The opposition has threatened to boycott the election. The government has proposed forming an all-party government instead.