DHAKA: A policeman and a civilian were killed and seven cops were wounded on Thursday after a bomb exploded near a mass Eid prayer congregation in Bangladesh.

The unprecedented attack on a prayer gathering in Bangladesh took place at Kishoreganj, 100 km from capital Dhaka, where seven terrorists attacked a popular cafe last Friday, killing 22 people.

A group of attackers reportedly threw homemade bombs at a police team outside a prayer ground where at least 200,000 people were gathered for Eid. Firing is still on between security forces and the attackers.

"One police constable is dead and at least five others were injured," Mahbub, a police officer in the Kishoreganj control room, told AFP.

The private Somoy TV station broadcast footage of a gunfight between the police and a group of attackers and reported the policeman had been hacked to death.

After the Dhaka terror, the Islamic State terror group had issued a chilling video on Wednesday threatening more attacks.

"What you witnessed in Bangladesh was a glimpse. This will repeat, repeat and repeat until you lose and we win and the sharia is established throughout the world," said a man identified as Bangladeshi fighter Abu Issa al-Bengali, in the video monitored by SITE intelligence site.

Courtesy NDTV