Islamic States (IS) claimed bombing on Gulistan in Dhaka on Monday night.
Rita Katz, an analyst on IS movements, in a tweet on Early Tuesday wrote, “IS claims bombing on Bengali Police in Dhaka in first attack in Bangladesh in 2 years.”She also posted a screenshot on tweeter claiming it the statements of IS.
Japan Times on its site also published the news of IS claiming of attack in Dhaka.
Earlier on Monday night, three members of police were injured at a cocktail (bomb) attack in front of Bangabandhu Shopping Complex at Gulistan area in the capital around 8:00 pm. Electricity connections of the area were also cut off for two minutes during the incident.
The injured were identified as traffic constable Nazrul Islam, 37 and Md Liton and Community police Md Ashik, 26. They were first taken to Rajarbag and then to Dhaka Medical College and Hospital (DMCH).