Three gunmen fired as Shia Muslims were offering their evening prayers at a mosque in Shibganj area of Bogra district.

The assailants fled the scene crossing a wall after locking the mosque's main gate from inside apparently to prevent people in the neighbourhood to come to the rescue of the victims, sources said.

The three injured are being treated at a state-run facility with bullet wounds but doctors said they were out of danger.

The attack comes after a rare pre-dawn bomb attack on a Shia procession in Bangladesh's capital that killed one person and wounded 80.

The attack on the procession on October 24 was allegedly carried out by Jamaatul Mujaheedin Bangladesh militant group, police said.

Shias are a minority in Sunni-majority Bangladesh, a Muslim-majority nation of 160 million people.

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