Suspects in deadly Eid prayer attack sent to jail in Bangladesh

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Dhaka, July 20 (IANS) A district court in Bangladesh on Wednesday rejected bail petitions of five persons who were suspected of being involved in the attack near the country’s largest Eid congregation venue on July 7, a media report said.

The Chief Judicial Magistrate in Kishoreganj district also sent the suspects to jail after they were presented in court, Xinhua news agency reported.

The terror suspects were arrested from different areas of Kishoreganj town.

At least four persons were killed and 12 others injured when the assailants, numbering seven-to-eight men and armed with explosives, machetes and firearms, battled the police for more than an hour on July 7 at Sholakia Eid prayer venue in Kishoreganj district near Dhaka.

The attack came days after the July 1 Dhaka terror attack, in which at least 22 persons, including an Indian girl, were killed.

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