Blast At Hindu Religious Gathering In B'Desh: Six Injured


Dhaka; Dec.5: An bomb blast occured at Hindu religious gathering in northern Bangladesh, according to a police official.

At least six people have been injured in the blast.

The latest incident occurred in Dinajpur district, 415 km (260 miles) north of the capital Dhaka when a series of bombs exploded as hundreds of devotees attended a religious ceremony known as "Rushmela", Abdul Mazid, the officer in-charge of Kahalur police station said.

The attack came after recent threats to the temple's priest, urging him not to organize any religious gatherings, Mazid said.

Bomb attacks on Hindu religious gatherings are rare in Muslim-majority Bangladesh.

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