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Muezzin killed in Bogra Shia mosque attack

26 November, 2015 10:54
Muezzin killed in Bogra Shia mosque attack

District Correspondent:

A muezzin was killed when unidentified gunmen opened fire at a Shia mosque in Shibganj upazila of Bogra on Thursday evening.

 

The dead was identified as Moazzem Hossain (55) when three others were also received bullet injuries including the mosque's Imam. Shooting was happened after the evening prayer at Upazila's Haripur village's Al Mostafa Jam-e-Mosque. The injured were known as Abu Taher (36), Mosque Imam Shahinur Rahman (45) and Aftab Ali (45).

 

Locals and eyewitnesses said, the injured were taken to Shibganj Upazila Health Complex. The muezzin was died on the way to hospital. Shibganj Thana Officer-In-Charge (OC), Ahsan Habib, confirmed the incident to Samakal online adding that they collected 10-12 empty bullets from the spot.

 

This is the second such attack on Bangladesh's Shia Muslim community came after the bomb blasts at a Shia shrine in Old Dhaka last month.

 

 

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