Satkhira bombings

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2002 Satkhira bombing
Location Satkhira, Bangladesh
Date 28 September 2002 (UTC+06:00)
Target general public
Attack type
Triple murder; bomb attack; terrorism
Weapons Time bombs
Deaths 3
Injured 100
Perpetrators Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh

2002 Satkhira bombing was a double bomb attack on 28 September 2002 of Roxy cinema hall and a circus tent in Satkhira District, Bangladesh that killed 3 people and injured 100 others.[1][2][3]


Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh, a Bangladeshi Islamist terrorist organization, carried out attacks on the early 2000s in public places in Bangladesh. A bomb was placed in a Roxy cinema hall and another inside a circus tent in Satkhira District on 28 September 2002. Three people died in the explosion and 100 others were injured.[4][5] The first bomb went off in the cinema hall and minutes later the bomb in the circus went off.[6] Time bombs were used in the explosion.[7] Similar attacks took place in Mymensingh in the Mymensingh cinema bombings.[8]


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