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2 policeman among 3 killed in blast near Sholakia

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2 policeman among 3 killed in blast near Sholakia

Thereport24.com Correspondent, Kishoreganj:

Two policemen have been killed and at least 12 others including several policemen injured in a bomb explosion near the Sholakia Eid congregation in Kishoreganj district.

The victims were identified as Zahirul Islam and Ansarul.

One suspected attacker was also killed in the blast.

A bomb was hurled at the policemen in front of Azim Uddin High School at 9:30am on Thursday, leaving at least 13 people including several policemen injured.

Later, the injured were rushed to Kishoreganj Sadar Hospital where police constable Zahirul Islam was declared dead, said deputy civil surgeon Habibur Rahman.

Six injured policemen were transferred to Mymensingh Medical College Hospital, he said.

All of the policemen were injured by bomb splinters. One of them was on way to CMH of Dhaka by air.

Abu Sayem, additional SP of Kishoreganj, said one more police official named Ansarul was killed in the incident.

He added that revolver, machete and hand bomb were recovered from spot. Addiction policemen and Border Guard Bangladesh members were deployed in the area. Two including a bullet-hit suspect were detained nearby the spot.

One suspected attacker was also killed, said Wabaidul Hasan, assistant superintendent of police of Kishoreganj.

Azim Uddin High School is located within one kilomitre of Sholakia Eid congregation and the road nearby the school leads to the Sholakia Eid congregation.

Panic gripped thousands of people who were gathering for the Eid prayer in the ground.

The incident took place just a few days after six armed men entered a cafe in Dhaka and killed 22 people, including two police officials.

Meanwhile, ISIS had warned of more attacks in Bangladesh.

The government has taken tight security measures during the Eid festival across the country.

Ends/thereport24.com/MI/Jul 07, 2016