Dhaka: A Bangladesh minister escaped an assassination bid when a blast carried out by the Islamic State militants missed his automotive and hit his safety workforce, injuring two policemen in Dhaka, a media report mentioned on Sunday.
The bomb was thrown from the footbridge on the Science Lab intersection on Saturday evening when Native Authorities, Rural Growth and Co-operatives minister Tazul Islam was passing via the realm, the Day by day Star reported, quoting police and eyewitnesses.
The minister was unharmed within the assault.
“Six policemen were in the minister’s security team and the minister was going to a programme of Border Guard Bangladesh. We got stuck at the traffic lights at Science Lab intersection. The bomb exploded when I got off (from the escort vehicle) and walked ahead to ask traffic police to clear the way for the minister,” the paper quoted injured ASI AB Shahabuddin as saying.
Visitors constable Aminul Islam was additionally injured within the blast.
Aminul suffered splinter accidents to his proper hand fingers whereas Shahabuddin had accidents to his legs, one among which had a fracture. They have been at Dhaka Medical School Hospital and out of hazard, mentioned a physician.
“Police are investigating the incident and trying to identify the attacker by scrutinising the CCTV footage,” mentioned Asaduzzaman Miah, commissioner of Dhaka Metropolitan Police.
A CCTV digicam put in at a store close by didn’t cowl the spot whereas one other one at a mosque was damaged, an officer mentioned.
Hours after the blast, SITE Intelligence Group, an American firm that tracks on-line exercise of white supremacist and jihadist organisations, mentioned the Islamic State claimed accountability for the assaults.
Bangladesh has repeatedly denied the presence of the Center Jap terror group within the nation. Nonetheless, the ISIS and al-Qaeda in Indian Peninsula have claimed accountability for among the assaults.
An official, requesting anonymity, advised the paper that the bomb was much like the Improvised Explosive Units (IEDs) recovered on the capital’s Paltan and Khamarbari on July 24.
“We suspect that the same group who planted the IED’s at Paltan and Khamarbari are behind this attack. But investigation could prove that,” the officer mentioned.
On Could 26, two individuals, together with a lady police officer, have been injured after a bomb went off close to a police pickup within the Malibagh intersection.
On April 29, two site visitors police constables and a neighborhood site visitors policeman have been injured in a blast in Gulistan.
Investigators had discovered that CCTV cameras close to Paltan, Khamarbari, Gulistan, and Malibagh spots had been broken days earlier than the bombs went off.