2002 Satkhira bombing

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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
Deaths 3
Non-fatal injuries
Perpetrators Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh

2002 Satkhira bombing was a bomb attack on 28 September 2002 of Roxy cinema hall and a Circus tent in Satkhira, Bangladesh that resulted in the death of 3 people and the injury of 100 people.[1][2][3]


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


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