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24/03/2017 10:24 PM IST | Updated 24/03/2017 10:25 PM IST

Suspected Suicide Bomber Dies In Blast Near Dhaka Airport

No other casualties have been reported.

Bangladesh police inspect the crime scene as an attacker was killed in front of a police box at the entrance to Dhaka's international airport on March 24, 2017.
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Bangladesh police inspect the crime scene as an attacker was killed in front of a police box at the entrance to Dhaka's international airport on March 24, 2017.

NEW DELHI -- A man detonated a bomb Friday near a police post on a busy road near Dhaka's airport, killing himself but causing no other injuries, according to Bangladeshi police.

Airport Police Station officer Nure Azam Mia said the blast appeared to have been a suicide attack. Authorities have yet to identify the man, described as being between 25 and 30 years old.

Police cordoned off the area in front of the airport's main entrance.

The blast would be the second suicide attack in a week in the area of the capital.

On March 17, a suspected bomber died in a blast near barracks of the elite Rapid Action Battalion anti-terror police force.

There were no immediate claims of responsibility.

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