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Bangladesh policeman stabbed to death


Dhaka: A policeman was killed and six others injured in two separate attacks on police in Bangladesh, authorities said on Wednesday.

Constable Mukul Hossain, 23, was stabbed to death in Ashulia town on the outskirts of capital Dhaka on Wednesday, Xinhua quoted Nazmul Hassan, assistant superintendent of Ashulia police, as saying. Another constable Nur-e-Alam was also injured in the attack, Hassan said.

A group of seven people attacked the policemen while they were patrolling a highway in Ashulia. In another attack in Brahmanbaria district, 109 kms east of Dhaka, five policemen were injured on Tuesday.

Unidentified people opened fire at a police van on Tuesday, injuring five policemen.     Earlier on October 21 a police sub-inspector was stabbed to death in Dhaka. The killing of two foreigners and a secular blogger recently prompted tight security measures in Dhaka. It was not known immediately whether the attackers belonged to an organised terror group.