Three European engineers working on a Danish road project in the southeastern part of the country were kidnapped Feb. 16 in the Chittagong Hill Tracts. Their abductors, believed to be tribal insurgents, took them into the jungle and are demanding a ransom. In Dhaka and the port city of Chittagong, a general strike protesting the government’s inability to curb political violence erupted into violence Feb. 15. Strikes are likely to continue.