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Bangladesh blames homegrown militants for terror attack

(Last Updated On: 03/07/2016)

AMN / Web Desk

Bangladesh has blamed homegrown Islamist terrorists and Pakistan’s spy agency ISI for the Dhaka restaurant terror attack in which 20 hostages were hacked to death. In a statement recently issued by Bangladesh Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan, the attacks were carried out by their country’s terrorist group ‘Jamayat Ul Mujahiddin Bangladesh’, that was banned over ten years back and there was no hand of IS in it.

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In support of their statement, the Bangladesh government also issued the photographs of six militants killed in encounter in Dhaka saying that all of those were local educated youths and belonged to good families.

Meanwhile, security continues to be tight at all sensitive points in Dhaka, with police checking vehicles and personal papers of commuters specially in the secured diplomatic area where the gruesome hostage killings took place.

On the contrary, the IS terrorist outfit has claimed that the Dhaka attack was carried out by them and they have also issued a video in this regard.

Dhaka terror attack: High alert sounded along Indo-bangla border

Meanwhile terrorist attack in Dhaka has put the Indian intelligence agencies on high alert. Security has been enhanced in West Bengal, Assam and Meghalaya– adjoining Bangladesh following a latest intelligence input.

In Meghalaya, BSF has been put on “very high alert” along the 443-km long Indo-Bangladesh border in Meghalaya. BSF Inspector General (Meghalaya Frontier) P K Dubey said, he had spoken to officials of Meghalaya Police for coordination and sharing of information as soon as news of the killings came in.

Assam Police has put Cachar, Karimganj and Dhubri districts on maximum alert following the attacked in Bangladesh. Official sources said that the BSF along the Assam Bangladesh border has been cautioned to remain on high alert.

Assam police however clarified that there was no footprint of ISIS activities in the state in recent past. But all the SPs have been instructed to gear up their intelligence gathering and Assam Police is also in close contact with central intelligence agencies to tackle any situation. Security forces have arrested several fundamentalists in Assam during past two years and busted hideouts.

Besides, these states, Tripura has also been put on high alert. The border security forces have started combing these areas and keeping a close vigil on the borders.

On Friday the terrorists targeted a restaurant situated in high security and diplomatic zone in Dhaka. They held people present there as hostages and later hacked 20 of them to death, including a 18-year-old girl from India, identified as Tarushi Jain. Two armed forces personnel were also killed during the encounter.

Although the Bangladesh government had claimed that the attack was carried out by its local terrorist organisation ‘Jamayat Ul Mujahiddin Bangladesh’, the Indian government was not going to take any risk in this concern and has scaled up security in the region.

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