New Delhi, India (BBN) – Indian President Pranab Mukherjee strongly condemned the attack at the largest Eid congregation at Sholakia in Kishoreganj of Bangladesh on Thursday.
Mr. Mukherjee expressed shock and distress to hear about the terrorist attack in Kishoreganj on the day of Eid-ul-Fitr.
“I condemn the perpetrators of this attack in the strongest of terms. This is the second terrorist attack in a week occurring in Bangladesh. The people and government are engaged in a brave struggle against the evil forces of extremism and violence,” he said in a statement.
He also said the government of India “will strongly stand by our brothers and sisters of Bangladesh in this fight.
“We will extend every support possible to enable the Bangladesh Government defeat these forces whose goal is to spread hatred, chaos and instability”, Mr. Mukherjee noted.
Four people were killed on Thursday in an attack aimed at a police contingent guarding the Sholakia Ground in Kishoreganj district, 150 km north of the capital Dhaka, just before prayers began at Bangladesh’s largest Eid congregation.
Abu Sayem, Additional Superintendent of Police in Kishoreganj, said the four dead included two police constables and a woman. An attacker was also killed.