Kishoreganj, Bangladesh (BBN) -At least two people, including a police personnel, were killed and 10 others injured in bombs explosion near Sholakia Eidgah Maidan in Kishoreganj district Thursday morning.
The victim police constable was identified as Zahirul Islam.
The injured were whisked off to Sadar hospital. Some of the injured were sent to Mymensingh Medical College and Hospital.
A hand bomb was thrown to policemen in front of Azim Uddin High School at 9:30am (local time) on Thursday.
The school is located within one kilomitre of Sholakia Eid congregation. The road nearby the school leads to the Sholakia Eid congregation.
Witnesses said the explosion took place near Ajimuddin High School adjacent to Sholakia Eidgah no sooner had the helicopter carrying Mawlana Farid Uddin Masud landed at Kishoreganj Stadium near the country’s largest Eid congregation.
Immediately afterwards, another explosion took pace inside the Stadium while sound of a volley of gunfire was heard near the spot of the first explosion.
Despite the incident, the Eid prayer was offered at Sholakia Eidgah. The prayer was led by Mawlana Shoeb instead of Mawlana Farid Uddin Masud given the circumstances.