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Bangladesh investigates IS claim of small blast

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30th April, 2019 03:01:10 printer

Bangladesh investigates IS claim of small blast

Authorities in Bangladesh say they're investigating the Islamic State group's claim of responsibility for an explosion in the capital that injured three police officers.

Police in Dhaka said Tuesday that a "very powerful" crude bomb thrown by unidentified assailants at a shopping complex late Monday injured two traffic officers and a community police officer who were being treated at a local hospital.

Global terrorism monitor SITE Intelligence says the Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the attack on "apostate policemen" without producing evidence.

The shadowy leader of the Islamic State group claimed to appear for the first time in five years in a video released by the extremist group's propaganda arm on Monday. The man said to be Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in the video also claimed the Easter Day bombings in Sri Lanka that killed over 250 people were "part of the revenge" that awaits the West.


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