Bangladesh: Blast kills policeman at Eid prayers

    Bangladesh: Blast kills policeman at Eid prayers

    July 7, Dhaka: At least one policeman has been killed when a small bomb explodes and gunfire is exchanged at gathering of 200,000 people in the northern Kishoreganj district.

    Five others were wounded after a small bomb blew up near a mass Eid prayer congregation in northern Bangladesh.

    People were gathered at a school outside a prayer ground in the northern Kishoreganj district when the bomb exploded on Thursday, according to police and local media.

    There were reports of 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 the AFP news agency.

    The Oslo Times International News Network


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