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One killed in Bangladesh Shia mosque attack

ANI  |  Dhaka 

In just over a month, Shia Muslims in Bangladesh have been attacked for a second time as armed men stormed a Shia mosque in Shibganj upazila and opened fire on people, killing one person and injuring three others.

According to The daily Star, the dead is Moazzem Hossain. He was a farmer and muezzin of the mosque.

It is not yet clear who carried out the attack as police are still investigating into the incident.

Three gunmen stormed the mosque named Masjid Al Hussain at Haripur bus stop in Atmul union and started shooting randomly at 30 to 40 Shia Muslims, according to locals and police.

Hossain, 70-years-old, was hit in the head. He was taken to Shaheed Ziaur Rahman Medical College Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries, said Dr SM Zahidul Islam of the hospital.

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First Published: Fri, November 27 2015. 09:51 IST