Gunmen open fire on Bangladesh Eid al-Fitr prayer gathering

DHAKA, 7th July 2016 (WAM) -- A Bangladesh prayer gathering was attacked by assailants armed with guns and bombs on Thursday, killing one policeman and injuring 12 others during an Eid al-Fitr event.

Worshipers were praying in Kishoregunj District northeast of Dhaka, when the attack began, local police said.

The attack comes less than a week after 20 hostages and two policemen were killed in a terrorist attack on a popular bakery in Dhaka.

The Eid-al-Fitr festival celebrates the end of Ramadan, when Muslims break their fast and celebrate with their communities and families.


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