Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN) – Three people were killed and two others were injured in a suicide bomb attack in the country’s western Kushtia district on Saturday.

The incident occurred inside the house of Awami League (AL) lawmaker Afaz Uddin Ahmed at Taragunia in Daulatpur upazila of Kushtia on Saturday night.

The AL lawmaker said two bombs went off around 8:15 pm (local time) soon after two unknown visitors entered his living room when he was talking to some high school teachers of his upazila.

One attacker blew himself up killing two people while another attacker fled, he told The Daily Star, a local newspaper.

“I saw the two unknown youths stand up when I was talking to the teachers. Within a second, one of them blasted one of the bombs he had wrapped around his belly. The youth died on the spot,” Afaz Uddin was quoted by the newspaper as saying.

“The attack might have been carried out to kill me,” he said, adding that extremists might have involvement in this.

Law enforcers had cordoned off the area, Assistant Superintendent of Police Mostafa Kamal said, adding that police are investigating the incident.

BBN/SI/AD-14Nov10-11:17 am (BST)