Bangladesh attack: Suicide bomber blows himself up near Dhaka airport, no casualties
A suicide bomber blew himself up near Bangladesh’s international airport on Friday, police said, the second such incident in a week.world Updated: Mar 24, 2017 21:50 IST
A suicide bomber blew himself up near Bangladesh’s international airport on Friday, police said, the second such incident in a week.
A man set off a bomb in front of a police checkpoint and killed himself, police official Ruhul Amin said. No other casualties were reported. The attacker, described as a young man by a police officer, could not be identified immediately, bdnews24.com reported.
The latest incident came a week after a suicide bomber blew himself up at a security forces base near the international airport in the Bangladesh capital, Dhaka, part of a surge of militant attacks in the Muslim-majority country.
The Muslim-majority country of 160 million people has seen a series of deadly attacks in recent years. In the most serious attack last July, gunmen stormed a Dhaka cafe and killed 22 people, most of them foreigners.
More than 50 suspected militants have been killed and scores arrested since the cafe attack as the government launched a crackdown on Islamists.