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Blast kills police officer in Bangladesh, injures others

  • In this image made from video provided by Jamuna TV, injured people are assisted after a militant attack in Kishoreganj, about 90 kilometers (60 miles) north of the capital of Dhaka, Bangladesh, Thursday, July 7, 2016. Islamic extremists hurled homemade bombs and engaged in a gunbattle with police guarding a large Eid prayer at the end of the holy Muslim month Thursday morning. The violence comes just days after a deadly hostage crisis at a restaurant in Dhaka. (Jamuna TV via AP Video)

    In this image made from video provided by Jamuna TV, injured people are assisted after a militant attack in Kishoreganj, about 90 kilometers (60 miles) north of the capital of Dhaka, Bangladesh, Thursday, July 7, 2016. Islamic extremists hurled homemade bombs and engaged in a gunbattle with police guarding a large Eid prayer at the end of the holy Muslim month Thursday morning. The violence comes just days after a deadly hostage crisis at a restaurant in Dhaka. (Jamuna TV via AP Video)  (The Associated Press)

  • In this image made from video provided by Jamuna TV, injured people are assisted after a militant attack in Kishoreganj, about 90 kilometers (60 miles) north of the capital of Dhaka, Bangladesh, Thursday, July 7, 2016. Islamic extremists hurled homemade bombs and engaged in a gun battle with police guarding a large Eid prayer at the end of the holy Muslim month Thursday morning. The violence comes just days after a deadly hostage crisis at a restaurant in Dhaka. (Jamuna TV via AP Video)

    In this image made from video provided by Jamuna TV, injured people are assisted after a militant attack in Kishoreganj, about 90 kilometers (60 miles) north of the capital of Dhaka, Bangladesh, Thursday, July 7, 2016. Islamic extremists hurled homemade bombs and engaged in a gun battle with police guarding a large Eid prayer at the end of the holy Muslim month Thursday morning. The violence comes just days after a deadly hostage crisis at a restaurant in Dhaka. (Jamuna TV via AP Video)  (The Associated Press)

  • In this image made from video provided by Jamuna TV, injured people are assisted after a militant attack in Kishoreganj, about 90 kilometers (60 miles) north of the capital of Dhaka, Bangladesh, Thursday, July 7, 2016. Islamic extremists hurled homemade bombs and engaged in a gun battle with police guarding a large Eid prayer at the end of the holy Muslim month Thursday morning. The violence comes just days after a deadly hostage crisis at a restaurant in Dhaka. (Jamuna TV via AP Video)

    In this image made from video provided by Jamuna TV, injured people are assisted after a militant attack in Kishoreganj, about 90 kilometers (60 miles) north of the capital of Dhaka, Bangladesh, Thursday, July 7, 2016. Islamic extremists hurled homemade bombs and engaged in a gun battle with police guarding a large Eid prayer at the end of the holy Muslim month Thursday morning. The violence comes just days after a deadly hostage crisis at a restaurant in Dhaka. (Jamuna TV via AP Video)  (The Associated Press)

A group of suspected radical Islamists hurled homemade bombs at a group of police officers in Bangladesh, killing one officer and injuring several others, police said.

It was not immediately clear how many bombs may have exploded in the district of Kishoreganj, north of the capital of Dhaka. But police said at least one erupted at a prayer meeting where many had gathered for prayers on the Muslim holiday of Eid-al-Fitr, marking the end of Ramadan.

The violence comes just days after the country suffered a deadly hostage crisis in which 28 were killed, including 20 hostages, two policemen and six of the attackers.