B'desh Eid attack: President Mukherjee offers condolences

| Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST

New Delhi, July 8 (ANI): President Pranab Mukherjee on Friday wrote to his Bangladesh counterpart Abdul Hamid conveying his condolences at the second fatal attack in the nation during an Eid gathering. "I convey my heartfelt condolences to you and the people of Bangladesh at the second terrorist attack in quick succession in Bangladesh. Such a senseless attack on innocent people during the auspicious Eid festival is particularly shocking. My thoughts and prayers are with the families of the victims," the President said in his message. He added that India stands with Bangladesh in its fight against terrorism, radicalism and fundamentalism. An explosion took place during an Eid prayer at the Sholakia field of Kishoreganj town around 9:45 a.m. local time yesterday, where people gather each year for Eid congregation. It is said to be the country's largest Eid congregation. The attack came days after the terror attack on Holey Artisan Bakery in Dhaka's upscale Gulshan area, claimed 22 lives, including 17 foreigners. The attack drew worldwide condemnation. The ISIS has claimed responsibility for the incident and even warned of more attacks in Bangladesh. (ANI)