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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
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Bangladeshi policemen investigate the area where a suicide bomber detonated himself in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Friday, March 24, 2017.
Bangladeshi policemen investigate the area where a suicide bomber detonated himself in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Friday, March 24, 2017. (AP Photo)

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.