ISIS claims devastating Bangladesh bombings against Shia Muslims

 

The so-called Islamic State terrorists have claimed responsibility for bombings that targeted Shias in Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh, on Saturday.
The monitor group SITE cited ISIS as saying "soldiers of the Caliphate in Bangladesh" detonated explosive devices in Dhaka during "polytheist rituals".
A series of blasts targeting Shia Muslims in Dhaka killed at least one person and wounded dozens more early on Saturday as they gathered for a procession in the old part of the Bangladesh capital to mark the holy day of Ashura, police said.
Police cordoned off the area and were investigating the blasts, which they said were caused by improvised explosive devices. They said it was unclear who carried out the attack. 
At least 10 people were admitted to Dhaka Medical College Hospital, and most of them were in a stable condition, according to medical sources.
Attacks on the Shia minority have increased due to the active presence of Salafi militant groups in the country.

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