At least 3 dead in bomb attack on Muslim prayer gathering in Bangladesh

July 7, 2016 9:33 AM

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NEW DELHI — Assailants armed with crude bombs and sharp weapons attacked a security checkpoint at a large prayer gathering of Muslims in Bangladesh on Thursday, killing at least three people, police said.

The attack came with Bangladesh still in mourning — and authorities on high alert — after a devastating terror siege last week, in which militants took hostages at a popular cafe, hacking 20 people to death and killing two police officers in an attack claimed by the Islamic State. Many of the captiv...

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