Islamic State claims Friday suicide bombing in Bangladesh elite forces camp

 18 Mar 2017 - 15:16

Islamic State claims Friday suicide bombing in Bangladesh elite forces camp
Crime Scene Unit works on the spot where police shot dead a suspected militant who tried to enter a security checkpost on a motorcycle armed with explosives in Khilgaon, outskirt of Dhaka, Bangladesh, March 18, 2017. REUTERS/Mohammad Ponir Hossain

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Cairo: The Islamic State group claimed on Saturday a suicide bomb attack a day earlier on a camp for Bangladesh's elite security forces.

"A caliphate soldier in Bangladesh carried out a martyrdom operation with an explosive belt in a camp for special forces in Dhaka," the group announced in its daily al-Bayan radio bulletin.

Two people were wounded in the apparently botched attack.