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Islamic state claims responsibility for Bangladesh bombings - SITE monitor
October 24, 2015 / 11:09 AM / 2 years ago

Islamic state claims responsibility for Bangladesh bombings - SITE monitor

DUBAI (Reuters) - Islamic State has claimed responsibility for bombings that targeted Shi’ites in Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh, on Saturday, the monitor group SITE said.

People who sustained injuries in a series of blasts are surrounded by their relatives at a hospital in Dhaka October 24, 2015. REUTERS/Ashikur Rahman

It cited Islamic State as saying “soldiers of the Caliphate in Bangladesh” detonated explosive devices in Dhaka during “polytheist rituals”.

Reporting by Jeremy Gaunt; Editing by Andrew Heavens

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