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NEWS: Bomb in Bangladesh Muslim Shrine Kills 2, Injures 100 including British Ambassador

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posted on May, 21 2004 @ 12:22 PM
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At Friday prayers in a Muslim Shrine in Bangladesh a bomb detonated killing 2 Bangladeshi men and wounding over 100 individuals including the British Ambassador to Bangladesh. Bristish Ambassador Anwar Choudary suffered minor injuries to his legs. No suspects or arrests have been made as of yet.


Bomb at Muslim Shrine in Bangladesh Kills Two, Wounds 100, Including British Ambassador
Choudhury was flown to the capital, Dhaka, by military helicopter after his treatment. Choudhury, a 44-year-old Bangladeshi-born Briton, was visiting the shrine after assuming his post last week.

"There was a big bang as the devotees were preparing to leave after the prayers," said Abul Kalam, a witness. "We all screamed and ran for cover."

No one claimed responsibility for the blast at the Hazrat Shahjalal shrine in Sylhet, 120 miles northeast of Dhaka, a police official said on condition of anonymity.


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