Policeman dead, 7 injured after bomb blast at Bangladesh Eid prayers

Policeman dead, 7 injured after bomb blast at Bangladesh Eid prayers

At least one policeman was killed and five others wounded Thursday (Jul 7) after a small bomb exploded near a mass Eid prayer congregation in Bangladesh, police said.

Police and local media said the explosion occurred at a school outside the prayer ground in the northern Kishoreganj district where at least 200,000 people were gathered. There were also exchanges of gunfire at the scene.

“One police constable is dead and at least five others were injured,” Mahbub, a police officer in the Kishoreganj control room, told AFP.

The attack comes after last week’s attack on the Holey Artisan Bakery cafe in the diplomatic quarter as people were eating dinner. They had set off explosives, shouting: “Allahu Akbar (God is Greater).”

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