Isis Double Bomb Blast Kills At Least Six In Bangladesh

Isis Double Bomb Blast Kills At Least Six In Bangladesh

 At least six people, including two police officials, were killed and scores wounded in two bomb blasts in Bangladesh on Saturday (March 25) near a militant hideout that was raided by commandos, police said.

More than 40 people were wounded, several critically, he added. About a dozen army and police personnel were among the injured.

Islamic State (ISIS) claimed responsibility "for a bombing on Bangladeshi forces in Sylhet," the SITE monitoring service said, citing the militant group's news agency Amaq.

The explosions in the northeastern district of Sylhet came a day after a suicide bomber blew himself up at a security checkpoint near the country's main airport in an attack claimed by ISIS.

Army commandos had stormed the hideout, which belonged to a domestic Islamist group that has pledged allegiance to the ISIS, and was blamed for a cafe attack in July last year in which 22 people were killed, most of them foreigners.