Blast near Indian president's hotel in Dhaka, none injured: Official

NEW DELHI (AFP) - Protesters threw a home-made petrol bomb near the hotel of Indian President Pranab Mukherjee in the Bangladeshi capital on Monday amid new deadly protests in the country, an Indian official said.

The foreign ministry official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said that "protestors threw a crude cocktail bomb near the gate of the hotel where the Indian president is staying in Dhaka".

The official said nobody was injured and the president would continue his three-day state visit which is set to finish on Tuesday.

It is not yet known whether Mukherjee was present in the Sonargaon hotel at the time of the explosion.

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