Bomb Blast, Gunbattle Kill 4 During Bangladesh Eid Prayers

July 7, 2016 2:03 PM

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NEW DELHI — Islamic extremists in Bangladesh hurled homemade bombs and traded gunfire with police guarding an Eid prayer service attended by hundreds of thousands of people on Thursday, killing two officers, a woman and an assailant.

The violence occurred just days after a deadly hostage-taking at a Dhaka restaurant that left 28 dead, most of them foreigners. The attacks are an escalation in extremist violence that had previously mostly targeted individual atheist bloggers, religious minorities and others considered by militants...

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