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31 Aug 2019 | 09:24 PM UTC

Bangladesh: Bomb attack wounds two police officers in Dhaka August 31

Bangladesh News Alert

Crude bomb attack wounds two police officers at Dhaka’s Science Laboratory intersection August 31; Islamic State (IS) militants claim responsibility for attack

TIMEFRAME expected from 8/31/2019, 12:00 AM until 9/1/2019, 11:59 PM (Asia/Dhaka). COUNTRY/REGION Dhaka

Event

A crude bomb attack wounded two police officers at Dhaka's Science Laboratory intersection on Saturday evening (local time), August 31. Islamic State (IS) militants reportedly claimed responsibility for the attack, which targeted the motorcade of Local Government and Rural Development (LGRD) Minister Tajul Islam.

Similar militant attacks targeting security forces and government officials are possible in Bangladesh over the near term.  

Advice

Individuals in Dhaka are advised to monitor developments, report suspicious objects and behavior to police, remain vigilant for militant activity, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities.

 

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