Daesh claims responsibility for killing policeman in Bangladesh: SITE
Bangladesh's government maintains Daesh has no presence in the country. (AFP/File)
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The Daesh terrorist group has claimed responsibility for the murder of a policeman in Bangladesh.
The terrorist group made the claim in a statement released late on Wednesday, shortly after a number of unknown men stabbed a police officer to death outside the capital, Dhaka.
The deadly incident came less than a month after another policeman was badly wounded in a similar attack.
Bangladeshi Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan held local militants responsible for the Wednesday stabbing. However, the US-based militant monitor group, SITE, cited Daesh elements as saying that they were behind the killing.
Bangladesh has seen a rise in violence, particularly against bloggers in the country.
On October 321, a gang of men carrying machetes and cleavers hacked to death Faisal Arefin Dipan, a publisher of secular books, at his office in Dhaka. Two bloggers along with publisher Ahmedur Rashid Tutul were also wounded in a separate assault in the capital.
The militant group, al-Qaeda in the Indian Sub-Continent, or AQIS, claimed responsibility for the attacks.
In recent weeks, Daesh terrorists have also claimed responsibility for the murders of an Italian aid worker and a Japanese farmer in Bangladesh. The group also said it was behind a bomb explosion at the country’s main Shia shrine, which killed two people.
This is while the Bangladeshi government has rejected the Daesh claims and said the group has no presence in Bangladesh.
Daesh have been mainly concentrated in parts of Iraq and Syria. They are scarcely present in Afghanistan and Libya, among other countries, as well.
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