Wednesday, July 6

Bomb attack at mosque in Rajshahi: 1 killed, 3 injured



A person has been killed and 3 others have been injured in a bomb attack inside a Qadiani mosque at Bagmara upazila in Rajshahi.

The identity of the victim could not be known immediately. But, police claim that the deceased was a suicide attacker. The injured trio have been rushed to a local hospital immediately after the attack.

The bomb assault came as a second such attack in a week when at least 5 people were injured in a mosque during Friday prayers, popularly known as Juma prayers, at the BNS Isha Khan naval base in Chittagong.

Qadiani, also knwon as Ahmadiya, is considered to be a religious minority group in the country. Bangaldesh has witnessed rare atatcks on religious minorities including those on Shiite people this year.

A man was shot dead and 3 others were wounded in an ambush inside a Shiite mosque in Bogra on No-vember 26. The Shiite peopel came under a bomb attack, believed to be first of its kind in 400 years, at Old Dhaka late October, leaving 2 people dead and at least 87 others injured.