Bomber targets Bangladesh mosque

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A suspected suicide bomber kills himself and wounds several other people in an attack on a mosque in north-western Bangladesh. Rough cut (no reporter narration).

Bomber targets Bangladesh mosque



A bomb attack on a Bangladeshi mosque during Friday (December 25) prayers killed one person and wounded at least a dozen, police said, the latest in a series of attacks in the Muslim-majority nation.

The bombing, which police suspect was a suicide attack, took place at a mosque run by the minority Ahmmadiya Muslim community in Rajshahi in the northwest of the country.

Police said it appeared the person killed in the attack was the bomber himself.

Bangladesh has suffered a wave of Islamist militant violence in recent months, including a series of bomb attacks on mosques and Hindu temples.

Some of the attacks have been claimed by Islamic State, which has also said it is behind the killings of a Japanese citizen, an Italian aid worker and a policeman.

The government has denied that Islamic State has a presence in the country of 160 million people. Police have blamed earlier attacks on home-grown Islamist militants.

Friday’s attack came days after six people were wounded in bombs explosions at a mosque inside a naval base in the port city of Chittagong, which was the first militant attack on a mosque used by the country’s Sunni majority.

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