DHAKA: At least one policeman was killed and 12 others wounded on Thursday 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.

“One police constable is dead and at least five others were injured,” Mahbub, a police officer in the Kishoreganj control room, said.
Thursday’s explosion comes 6 days after terrorists stormed a cafe in Dhaka and killed 20 people.
There were also exchanges of gunfire at the scene.


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