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Suspected suicide bomber dies in blast near Dhaka airport

Bangladeshi policemen investigate the area where a suicide bomber detonated himself in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Friday, March 24, 2017. Bangladesh police say a man detonated a bomb near a police post on a busy road near Dhaka's airport, killing himself but causing no other injuries. (AP Photo)

Bangladeshi policemen investigate the area where a suicide bomber detonated himself in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Friday, March 24, 2017. Bangladesh police say a man detonated a bomb near a police post on a busy road near Dhaka's airport, killing himself but causing no other injuries. (AP Photo)  (The Associated Press)

Bangladesh police say a man detonated a bomb near a police post on a busy road near Dhaka's airport, killing himself but causing no other injuries.

Airport Police Station officer Nure Azam Mia said the blast Friday evening appeared to have been a suicide attack. Authorities have yet to identify the man, described as being between 25 and 30 years old.

Police have cordoned off the area in front of the airport's main entrance.

The blast would be the second suicide attack in a week in the area of the capital. On March 17, a suspected bomber died in a blast near barracks of the elite Rapid Action Battalion anti-terror police force.