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    The site of an explosion is seen after a small bomb exploded outside Bangladesh capital's main Shia religious site in Dhaka on October 24, 2015.

    Series of Bomb Blasts in Bangladesh Injure 90 People at Shia Procession

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    A series of bomb blasts in Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh, injured at least 90 people on Saturday morning, killing one person, IBN Live TV channel reports.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) – According to police, the blasts occurred at a Shia mosque as worshippers were preparing for a procession in celebration of the Shia religious holiday of Ashura, IBN Live said.

    Nobody has claimed responsibility for the attack, but authorities have been able to establish that the bombs used were hand-made and were thrown at the Shia gathering.

    Two other incidents of sectarian violence occurred on Friday in Pakistan amid Ashura celebrations.

    A suicide bomber killed at least 16 people at a procession of worshippers in the city of Jacobabad, in Pakistan’s Sindh province. In a separate attack, a suicide bomber killed at least 10 people at a Shia mosque in the southwest of Baluchistan province.

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