Christian Family Attacked By Unidentified Miscreants

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Dhaka: A Christian family in Bangladesh was attacked on Tuesday by unidentified miscreants who hurled crude bombs at their house, injuring at least two persons, amid growing incidents of deadly assaults on minorities in the country.

The attackers stormed the house in Girjapara of Baghadanga under Damurhuda upazila around midnight while Alam Mondol, head of the family and a cattle trader, was sleeping in the veranda, said Liakat Hossain, officer-in-charge of Damurhuda police station.

The attackers also hurled a crude bomb targeting Alam which left him injured, Prothom Alo newspaper reported. Hearing the sound of the explosion, locals rushed to spot but by that time, the miscreants exploded three more bombs and escaped.

Some reports said that the blasts injured another person also.

Later, police visited the spot and the injured was admitted to a hospital.

There have been systematic assaults in Bangladesh in recent months, especially targeting minorities, secular bloggers, intellectuals and foreigners.

On 23rd April, a liberal professor at Rajshahi University was hacked to death by ISIS militants. Two days later, Bangladesh’s first gay magazine editor was murdered along with a friend in his flat in Dhaka by Islamists.

PTI

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