Army man attacked in Bangladesh

Dhaka: An army man was attacked by an unidentified assailant at the entrance of Bangladesh’s Dhaka Cantonment on Tuesday.

Lance Corporal Samidul Islam, who was injured in the attack, was rushed to the Combined Military Hospital (CMH), Xinhua quoted a Dhaka police official as saying.

The official said local nabbed the assailant when he was trying to flee after the attack.

Neither the identity of the attacker nor that of the attacked army man was immediately confirmed by a spokesman of the Inter Services Public Relations Directorate (ISPR) of the Bangladesh Army.

The incident came about a week after a policeman was killed and six others were injured in two separate attacks.

Constable Mukul Hossain, 23, of Bangladesh’s Industrial Police was stabbed to death at Ashulia town on the outskirts of capital Dhaka on Wednesday.

The killing of two foreigners and a secular blogger, who were critical of religious extremism, recently prompted tight security measures in the capital.

It was not known immediately whether the latest attack was linked to those incidents for which a local terror group has been blamed.