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Two killed, British envoy among 50 injured in Bangladesh bomb

Two people were killed and the British High Commissioner to Bangladesh was among 50 people injured by a bomb blast at a Muslim shrine in the northeastern city of Sylhet. An AFP correspondent saw two bodies at the hospital which police said were brought from the scene of blast. One of the bodies was identified as that of a student at Shahjalal University in Sylhet. The identity of the other was not known. “There are at least 50 people, or maybe more, injured but we can’t give exact details,,” a police officer at the scene told AFP on Friday. Bangladeshi-born Anwar Choudhury, 44, recently appointed to the diplomatic post, told AFP from hospital in Sylhet: “The bomb hit my stomach after it was hurled, but did not explode (then).” Full Story

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