Bangladesh – Bomb Explosion in May – Continuing ISIS Influence or Local Blasts?

On the night of 26th May, a crude bomb exploded at the Malibagh intersection of Dhaka, injuring a policewoman and a rikshaw puller. The blast also set fire to the rear end of a police vehicle and two firefighting units were dispatched immediately in response, however, locals in the area stepped forward and doused the fire immediately. There were no fatalities. However, reports state that the bomb, an Improved Explosive Device (IED), was made of powerful chemicals and ingredients and according to an explosives expert, would have created a devastating impact had the makers been well trained. This was reiterated by an official from the Dhaka Metropolitan Police’s (DMP) Counter Terrorism and Transnational Crime (CTTC) unit who further noted that the bomb was similar to the one that had gone off in Gulistan last month which had woundedtwo policemen and a community policeman. ...............................

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