A suicide attacker was killed after he blew himself up near a temporary camp of police’s elite force RAB in Ashkona Hajj Camp area of Dhaka.The blast occurred Friday afternoon.
RAB legal and media wing Director Mufti Mahmud Khan said: “The suicide attacker targeted our camp. One of our officials has been injured.”
However, he did not give details of the incident.
The reported attack comes only two days after the Islamic State called for suicide attacks in Bangladesh and a day after police’s Counter-Terrorism and Transnational Crime unit conducted a raid in Chittagong’s Sitakunda where two militants of New JMB group blew themselves up to evade arrest.
Earlier, a female member of the same group, affiliated with the IS, blew herself up during a raid in Ashkona on December 24 while another man committed suicide by slitting his throat during a raid at a Azimpur den on September 10.
New JMB’s first suicide attack was carried out on December 26, 2015 on an Ahmadiyya mosque in Baghmara, Rajshahi, when militant Md Tarek Aziz alias Musa was killed.