Terrorist outfit Islamic State (IS) has claimed the responsibility of last night's bomb attack at Science Lab intersection in Dhaka, US-based SITE Intelligence Group said today.
Two policemen, including a security detail of LGRD Minister Tazul Islam, were injured in the attack when the minister was passing through the area around 9:20 pm. The minister was unhurt in the attack.
Assistant Sub Inspector AB Shahabuddin had injuries to his legs while traffic constable Aminul Islam suffered splinter injuries to his right-hand fingers during the attack.
They were at Dhaka Medical College Hospital and out of danger, said a doctor there.
On May 26, two people, including a female police officer, were injured after a bomb went off near a police pickup in the capital’s Malibagh intersection.
On April 29, two traffic police constables and a community traffic policeman were injured in a blast in Gulistan.
Hours after the explosions, SITE Intelligence Group, an American company that tracks online activity of white supremacist and jihadist organisations, said the Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attacks.