Bombs rip through Shiite procession in Bangladesh, killing 1

Unidentified attackers hurled home-made bombs as thousands of Shiite Muslims gathered for a religious procession in Bangladesh’s capital before dawn Saturday, killing a teenage boy and injuring more than 100 other people, police said. The attack on Shiites — a minority in the Sunni-dominated country — was said to be unprecedented for Bangladesh, which has seen a rise in violence this year claimed by Islamic extremist groups. Authorities immediately arrested two suspects and recovered two unexploded bombs, but dismissed the attack as an attempt to further destabilize the country. The Islamic State group posted a statement online claiming responsibility for the attack, according to the SITE Intelligence Group, which monitors jihadi activities.



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