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Bangladesh violence continues with second attack on Dinajpur temple

Police in Bangladesh have arrested an armed man and are searching for a second man after a bomb and gun attack on a Hindu temple in Dinajpur.

Violence continues in Bangladesh.
Violence continues in Bangladesh. Image by Fredrik Rubensson / CC BY-SA 2.0

Two people were injured in the assault, which came just five days after a similar bomb attack on Dinajpur’s Kantaji temple and just weeks after the assassination of a Hindu priest in the same area. Following a string of attacks on foreigners, secular bloggers and Shia Muslims, the anti-Hindu bombings paint a worrying picture of escalating Islamist violence in a country that is already struggling with corruption, poverty and the effects of climate change. Read more: thedailystar.net