Three Killed In Bangladesh Militant Attack

At least three people have been killed, and a further 14 wounded, after militants attacked police, guarding a large Eid festival, in Bangladesh.

Militants on Thursday attacked Bangladeshi police guarding the country’s biggest festival marking the end of Ramadan, killing three people and wounding 14, days after Islamic State claimed a major attack in the capital and warned of more violence.

At least five militants attacked a police post in Kishoreganj town, about 140 km (90 miles) from the capital, Dhaka, with small bombs and then set upon police with “sharp weapons”, said chief district administrator, Mohammad Azimuddin Biswas.

Up to 300,000 people had gathered for a prayer service to mark the Eid al-Fitr festival in the town at the time of the violence, nearly a week after militants killed 20 people in an attack on a cafe in Dhaka claimed by Islamic State.

One policeman was killed in a blast and another was stabbed to death. A woman was also killed.

Two attackers were killed and three were arrested, officials said. It was not immediately clear what group they belonged to.


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