A Christian family in Bangladesh was on Tuesday attacked by unidentified men who hurled crude bombs at their house, injuring at least two people, the latest in a string of deadly assaults on the country’s minorities.
The attackers stormed the house at Girjapara in Damurhuda upazila around midnight while Alam Mondol, the head of the family and a cattle trader, was sleeping on the veranda, said Liakat Hossain, officer-in-charge of the local police station.
The attackers hurled a crude bomb targeting Mondol that injured him, Prothom Alo newspaper reported.
Hearing the explosion, local residents rushed to the spot but the attackers exploded three more bombs and escaped. Reports said the blasts injured another person.
Police visited the spot and the injured man was admitted to hospital.
A series of assaults in Bangladesh in recent months have targeted minorities, secular bloggers, intellectuals and foreigners.
Last Saturday, a liberal professor at Rajshahi University was hacked to death by IS militants. Two days later, Bangladesh’s only gay magazine editor was murdered with a friend in his flat in Dhaka.