Bangladesh singes again as terrorists target Eid prayers

RSTV Bureau

In another dastardly attack in Bangladesh, in just a week, the group of terrorists struck early on Thursday morning targeting the prayer gathering at the country’s biggest mosque. According to the reports thus far, four people have been killed, including a policemen and one suspected terrorist.

Bangladesh police and crack anti-terror teams are currently engaged in a shootout with the group of terrorists, whose number is yet to be known.

In what is being billed as a first ever attack on muslims on the one of holiest of days — Eid, terrorists threw bombs near an Eid prayer gathering in Sholakia in Kishoreganj district where at least 2,00,000 people were said to have gathered.

“They threw a bomb at a police checkpost. A police constable was killed in the explosion. One attacker was killed and another was arrested,” a police officer told the international press agency.

The bombings soon triggering a gunfight between police and militants near the mosque in the north of the country.

According to the agencies, one police constable was dead and at least six others were injured. It is, however, feared that the casualty may rise further.

One suspected attacker was also reported to have been killed. According to some reports, one terrorist is said to be hiding in a school nearby while some are engaged in a firing with the Bangladesh security agencies.

The incident comes after last week’s deadly attacks in an upmarket cafe at Dhaka’s diplomatic area which killed over 20 people mainly foreigners including an Indian girl.

(With inputs from the Agencies)