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An unidentified group of men pelted stones at a car in which the outgoing United States Ambassador to Bangladesh, was traveling, several sources told EFE on Sunday.

The incident occurred around 11.00 pm on Saturday when Marcia Bernicat, who is set to finish her term this month after four years in the country, was returning from a farewell dinner organized by a civil society advocacy group, SHUJAN.

"Some miscreants chased her car and threw bricks at it when she was leaving after the dinner," Badiul Alam Majumder, host of the farewell party, told EFE.

"We could not identify the attackers since it was dark. After she left, they attacked my house and broke some glasses," said Majumder.

The ruling Awami league had recently criticized Bernicat for questioning the party's victory in local elections in the cities of Khulna (south) and Gazipur (center).