Bangladesh former PM Khalida Zia arrest warrants issued

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DHAKA - A court in eastern Bangladesh issued an arrest warrant for former prime minister and opposition leader Khaleda Zia involving an arson attack during an anti-government protest two years ago.

Magistrate issued orders in a packed courtroom in Comilla district against Khaleda Zia and 48 other opposition activists in the case after a police official pressed charges against them.

The official says authorities found Khaleda Zia and the others responsible for the attack on a bus that killed eight people in 2015. (AP)