March 24, 2017 / 8:56 PM / 4 months ago

Islamic State claims suicide attack near Bangladesh airport - statement

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A security personnel talks over a walky-talky while others stand guard in front of the spot where a suicide bomber blew himself up near the Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka, Bangladesh, March 24, 2017.Mohammad Ponir Hossain

CAIRO (Reuters) - Islamic State claimed responsibility for a suicide attack carried out at a checkpoint near Bangladesh's international airport on Friday, saying it had killed several police officers.

The militant group said it also wounded many officers in the blast, in a statement published on supporters' social media accounts.

Reporting by Mostafa Hashem; Writing by Andrew Heavens

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