At least 20 people have been injured in clashes between police and activists near Bangladesh’s capital Dhaka on the second day of a national strike called by Opposition parties.

ATN Bangla TV station says clashes occurred in Narayanganj district after Opposition supporters brought out a procession that was intercepted by police on Wednesday.

Witnesses say about a dozen home-made bombs exploded in parts of the capital.

An alliance of 18 parties is enforcing the 36-hour strike demanding release of more than 160 Opposition politicians arrested in the last two weeks.

A truck driver was killed and several other people were reported injured in strike-related violence on Tuesday.