Police attacked in Bangladesh

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By Catherine Hardy
Police attacked in Bangladesh

At least one police officer has been killed and several wounded in an explosion in Bangladesh.

Initial reports suggest extremists were behind the blast near a school in Kishoregonj, 140 kilometres north west of the capital, Dhaka.

People had gathered in the area to celebrate Eid – the end of the holy month of Ramadan.

ISIL warning

The explosion comes after an ISIL warning of repeated attacks in Bangladesh and further afield.

The group said in a video that last week’s attack on a cafe in Dhaka, in which 20 people were killed, was merely a glimpse of what is to come.